So we did not make it all the way thru Act 1. I hope I don't end up regretting that on Thursday. But what we reworked I thought went really well. The trick is going to be to see what sticks for Thursday's run thru. More lines seem to be sticking... if you repeat a scene often enough, I guess they have to. Hopefully I can get a pretty reasonable timing on the overall run thru.
Definitely going to stick with furniture versus folding chairs. I think having the actual dimensions of the acting area laid out on the floor helps too. Both the cast and definitely me. Can't wait to see if I can unwrap the string and lay it back down. It should work... I hope it works... or I wasted a good deal of time yesterday for one day versus the rest of the rehearsal period.
Today we hit Act 2. We will see if I can set the pacing in this Act a little better. I actually think we may have rehearsed this Act more than the first. Jeez - just today and tomorrow before our holiday break. Off Friday until Wednesday... I just hope the cast keep working their lines and repeating their blocking. Okay, there you go... there is the homework for while we are off... run lines - work on blocking... Then repeat, repeat, repeat. Then repeat one more time.