There is a new pattern to meetings at the Villa. We begin at 12:10, and only Christina and Timone are present. While Timone hunts down and retrieves the other actors, we desperately begin recasting for the crew we have that day. We have seen our most excited actors disappear never to return. This week, even the always-present Kurntz was absent. I’m beginning to worry about the status of the final production. I know that if everyone arrives, we will be able to have something happen. If nobody arrives, nothing will happen, and that will be OK too. My concern is: what do we do if 3 actors show up. Will we desperately cast Professor Bezio, as well as ourselves, in as many roles as possible? It is a question that will be answered on the 8th and I cannot say that I am excited to see that answer.
My other concern is with the overall quality of our production. Progress has been achingly slow in every regard. After the return from Thanksgiving break, the mad scramble to end the semester is going to put a lot of strain on our final weeks. I am beginning to look forward to the 9th more than I look forward to the 8th.
I will remain positive. I am certain that our actors will do their best and that we will be safe in the completion of our project. I just wish that I could be a little more proud of what we were able to achieve.