Vulcan’s Peak

No more Jewish mothers

April 18, 2004 10:25 am

Click for a bigger version. I’m at the very right. Check out the house that took us a month of weekends, plus some late nights to construct…and about an hour to tear down. Sad, no? But as we tore apart the painted styrofoam walls, a bunch of us saved bits of them.

After a busy week of dress rehearsals and shows, our last performance of Fiddler on the Roof was yesterday afternoon. All three shows went very well! Somewhat sad that it’s all over, but it will be nice to have the time for other things again.

Funniest thing happened Friday in the Dining Hall! I had just finished eating lunch with Jen and Kay (who was also in the show), when we see another fellow Jewish mother coming toward us. So, reflex reaction, what do we do when three minor Fiddler characters meet? We start ad libbing! No words, just gestures. In the middle of the DH! Jen thought we had lost our minds.

22 Responses to “No more Jewish mothers”

Pug wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

Regarding your DH ad libbing, it sounds as if you *DID* lose your minds!! 😉

Congratulations on your performances, Odette! Do you have any more pictures? 🙂 When are you going to tell us all about your tap show? Inquiring minds want to know!

So, did you save bits of the house wall? Gonna frame them? 🙂

Crunch wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

Tearing down the set is sometimes the best part. All those weeks the set mocked you. It didn’t fit together right, or the paint didn’t look good, and all you can do it suck it up and fix it. Now, though, the set has outlived its usefulness. You break out the saws, drills, and hammers. It quakes in fear as you approach. And then it FEELS YOUR RATH.

Pug wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

Wrath is spelled with a ‘W.’

Crunch wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

That’s what I thought. I actually wrote it first with a ‘W’, but then changed it for some reason. Goes to show you to stay with your first instinct.

Pug wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

My first instinct involves a very sharp sword.

Crunch wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

A swell, shiny, sharp sword. That’s why you’re my best friend. =)

Pug wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

Stay tuned for the adventures of

Pug: Kensai.

Crunch wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

and his faithful, strong, well-meaning, but incredibly stupid barbarian friend Crunch?

Pug wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

The kids would love it! Package this sucker up and send it to Fox!

Crunch wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

I’m breaking this vicious cycle now! No more shall my replies answer your replies which answer my replies which answer your replies which answer my replies!

Pug wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

Actually, to get on Fox we’re going to need an evil but lovable bending unit. Who wants to volunteer?

Crunch wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

We went from 4 to 12 comments in less than 5 minutes. That is AWESOME.

Crunch wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

Well, 13 minutes. It seemed like shorter.

Odette wrote a comment on April 18, 2004

Wow, you guys are talented.

Pug – Well, of COURSE we lost our minds…but it was really funny!!!
I don’t have other pictures…I remembered my camera yesterday, but the batteries were dead! Oh well. We did take a few pictures of the whole group on someone’s digital camera and she promised to send them to us all. I’ll post ’em when I get ’em if you’re interested.
The tap show is on Thursday, more later.
I did save a piece of the house…no, not planning to frame it.

Crunch – Yes, there was a measure of satisfaction in tearing apart the house…it had caused a number of problems. Like coming waaaay too close to endangering the cyc a time or two (that’s the white backdrop at the very back of the stage, for any non-theater folks). Or the lovely dress rehearsals when its wheels squealed while people were trying to move it stealthily during a scene. Or trying to move the *@$& thing from where we built it back to Furman…one side wouldn’t fit in the truck. Eesh.
I’m very tempted to edit your “RATH” – and would except that then the following posts wouldn’t fit. So I’ll leave it.

As for the rest…thanks for the laugh! 🙂

Tae wrote a comment on April 19, 2004

You WERE an English teacher in a previous life, weren’t you?

Pug wrote a comment on April 19, 2004

In this life I bet she plays an English teacher living in Tokyo in the new action/comedy show premiering sometime titled

Pug: Kensai.

Crunch – when do we start rehearsing the whack-a-mole dance number for the pilot?

Crunch wrote a comment on April 19, 2004

Dance number, eh? hmmmm….. Let me pop in the original Buffy:The Vampire Slayer movie and get some ideas.

Odette wrote a comment on April 19, 2004

Tee hee! Of course! Heck, I may end up an English teacher in this life…. 😉

Okay, guys, let’s think about finishing LAST summer’s video project before starting a new one….

Pug wrote a comment on April 19, 2004

Yeah, yeah yeah. I know. It’s hanging over me.

Jen wrote a comment on April 19, 2004

Katie, my dear roommie, I did not “think” that you had lost your mind – I knew that you did a long time ago (if, indeed, you ever had one to begin with). Three women gesturing wildly and moving their mouths as if in speech but with no words? That’s enough to make just about anyone walk away and pretend that she doesn’t know them. Though I suppose that I should be accustomed to such occurrences by now… But you did do a great job Saturday afternoon, crazy or not!! =0)

Steph wrote a comment on April 21, 2004

Ooh! I can see the orchestra!

I’m such a dork :P…

Odette wrote a comment on April 21, 2004

Tee hee! This must have been taken as the pit was rising up to acknowledge our orchestra (I always love watching the pit move!). If you look at the far right of the picture, you can see the director’s right hand. 😉

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