Okay, how did 5 months of acting work go so fast?? Oh, right–it was rotating repertory! Today we give the final two performances of this wonderful production of “The Grapes of Wrath” and then there will be many tearful farewells late tonight. Honestly, I’m so filled with emotion that I can’t even think about it. This has been a fantastic bunch of people, and three really superb productions.
Sunday morning, I hop a plane home to my hubby and local family for a long-awaited reunion. I’m not a religious person (although I keep playing preachers!). But my time here performing in The Grapes of Wrath, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Philadelphia, Here I Come! has truly been a blessing, filled with countless moments of grace. As Jim Casy says: “We was one thing. And that one thing was holy.”
Thank you one more time to Michael Donald Edwards, Peter Amster, and Frank Galati for their wise, supportive, and loving leadership of these remarkable productions. And from the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone at Asolo Rep, onstage and off, for this extraordinary experience; I will never forget it.
Photo: Cliff Roles Photography/Asolo Rep