Big Country Blues Trailer

Big Country Blues Trailer
Sarah e Jacobs recognized as OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES at LA Webfest! And nominated for BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA at ITVFest! Click to watch the trailer!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Preggers and Covered In Blood. (but don't worry, I was only acting preggo and the blood wasn't mine)

I started the week with one hell of a promotional shift. My friend and I were on the corner of 57th and Lex talking up the delicious cafe we were working for, when an old man with a walker came slowly passing by. I watched as he approached the crosswalk, a little nervous because he seemed fairly unsteady. Sure enough, the wheel of his walker caught the uneven sidewalk and the man toppled over sideways onto the street. And, holy hell, he fell hard. My friend and I rushed over to help him up when we noticed that he was bleeding profusely from his nose. The manager of Kenneth Cole brought out a folding chair, and after begging the hot dog man for some napkins (seriously he was not any helpful, I ended up basically jacking them and thanking him with serious sass for being a "great citizen" ...I know, I know, not very menacing but it was all I could think of at the time) my friend held an ice pack and a wad of napkins to poor Carl's gushing face. An incompetent police officer that spoke a form of English I've not heard before, called an ambulance and we waited with Carl the 78 year old sweet man who was bleeding like nothing I've ever seen. Finally help arrived and we reluctantly left him in the hands of a curt EMT. It was a sad goodbye as we yelled, "take care of yourself, Carl!" It was then that we noticed we were, in fact, covered in Carl's blood. On the vests, the scarf, the gloves...Sick. We went back to the cafe and washed up. You better believe I scrubbed like I was in the movie "Outbreak". We took off our uniforms to be washed, tried not to freak out...and finished our shift. Every once in a while asking each other, "Did that just happen?" Sure did. It was quite an eventful two hours (though not as eventful as poor Carl's).

We opened the show Wednesday night to a packed house and a very supportive audience. And, save for a few unfortunate mishaps, the show was a success. There were a few essential props out of place, a couple unfortunate wardrobe malfunctions, but we were able to push through and put on a pretty good show. I felt good about my performance and the scene I was worried about the most: a big crying, oh no! I'm preggo-and-don't-know-what-to-do-because-I'm-unmarried-and-it's-1919 scene, went pretty well! I only had one quick scene to prepare, so I had my IPod on the ready backstage with the music I was using for inspiration. I was able to connect and pull out a decent performance. I didn't get any notes about it being bad ;) and I felt good, so I assume all went well!

The other two performances were good, too. We had full houses each time. The laughs were big and we felt the energy. I had a blast with the cast. Super awesome people and I'm going to miss dancing "scrub the ground" style backstage in full period dress as warm-up. Which reminds me...I promised a picture. Here goes!So hot. Control yourselves.

There's talk of an extension to the run but for now, on to the next thing. I've been going going going with the two shows back to back. I think I'm going to take a little time to pull myself together with my marketing materials (website included) and maybe go to a couple workshops. I've got a couple readings this week and meetings with theater companies. I'm going home for a hot minute this weekend, so I'll get a little family re-charge, which is always good. Onward and Upward, as they say. Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the openning...and closing of the show. MRT is such a small intimate space, but it's a great place to play in those ongoing festivals. yeah yeah...we talked about this before.

    Seriously, that pic of you in costume. Hello new postcard, right?

    It's spring...supposedly...so sit back, relax a little. Take a break from all the awesomeness

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