Everyone is in rehearsals. Lines are being memorized. Last minute changes are being adopted. The truant world is focused on one thing. Performance!
It is exciting, but there is also a slight whiff of fear. You can smell it when you stand too close to the producers. We love the plays, and we love the teams. In our irrational brains, we know it will all work out. Still, there's so much to do and so little time and money to do it with.
Because, on Sept. 14, we enter the space and climb the ladder. On Sept. 14, a shell becomes a place of dreams and magic.