Friday, October 26, 2007

The Egg and I

Tonight, Blackhawk Christian School put on its fall play, The Egg and I. It's a pretty old and dated play but they went ahead and set it in the '50s so it worked fairly well.

Phillip had a small role in the final scene . . . a half minute or less. I would classify this as his first "real" play, not because there wasn't drama at his previous school but because a larger student body and greater resources result in a more professional--though clearly still a high school--production. By the time the last scene rolled around, I was definitely laughing out loud at much of what was happening on stage.

Jordan was a member of the "tech crew," running lights for the play. I asked him to pose for a picture afterwards . . . he actually was up in a sound booth during the play, not down at this sound board.

Here he is with the rest of the tech crew . . .

The guys put in some long, long days recently. Since Phillip's part was confined to just one scene, he got off the hook on a lot of the work in early rehearsals, but he still had some days in the last week and a half where he was working on the production from 3:30 in the afternoon until after 10:00 PM. Jordan would finish basketball work-outs at around 5:00 and go straight to play practice until late.

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