by Sully Sullivan from the Theater Cop series by J.A. Hennrikus
Tech week is when lights are focused, wardrobe changes are rehearsed, press interviews are done on set, and if you're lucky you get a full run of the show done before the first audience comes in. Since Thanksgiving is early this year, our final dress rehearsal is actually scheduled for Thanksgiving night. I know, I know. How is that possible? Well, if things were going well, we could have had the final dress on Wednesday and taken the day off. But things aren't going well. At all. (Read A Christmas Peril for more details on that!) So we have to have Thanksgiving dinner at the theater.
We're doing a pot luck for the feast, and the signups are interesting to say the least. Connie, our intrepid stage manager, has ordered a cooked ham and turkey and several pies to be delivered. Someone else is bringing roasted vegetables. The Beef and Ale is providing potatoes and green bean casserole. We have some Chinese food being delivered. Tofu is the prime ingredient in a couple of side dishes. Our rolls are going to be gluten free--don't ask.
I'm even going to make my bourbon sweet potato casserole. I've already started to roast the potatoes, and will caramelize the brown sugar, butter, and bourbon on Wednesday night to let them all marinate together before I bake them on Thursday. Yum!
Dinner is planned for two o'clock, in the lobby of the theater. The entire company will sit together, and share a meal. Maybe that will be the secret ingredient to make this our best A Christmas Carol ever.
Let's hope so--t'is the season!
I'm thrilled to kick off Killer Characters' Seasons Readings with a giveaway! Every day for the next month we will be giving away books. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on the blog, with your email address.
I am happy to give one randomly chosen winner a copy of A Christmas Peril.
I will choose a reader Friday at noon east coast time, and will contact them for their address.
We are so grateful to our readers, and happy to celebrate with them for the next month!
Happy Thanksgiving friends!