A View from the Stage by Diana Birchall and C. Allyn Pierson — 6 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing Diana and C. Allan Pierson. I was smiling and chuckling while readng. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Wish I could’ve been there. Such talented ladies you are…writing,acting and sewing. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  2. Thanks for commenting, Deborah and Kathy – yes, that’s what we were trying to convey, what fun the theatrical experience was, from start to finish!

  3. All the costuming sounds really complex and amazing and must add the realism to the whole performance. I recall seeing that Carol Burnett costume, and it was hilarious in the original show. Must have added a real challenge to maneuver around with the curtain rod behind you!

    • Kathy – Laurel Ann Nattress suggested the Carol Burnett costume, and I thought it was an impossible idea (I couldn’t possibly make such a thing!), but Syrie, like Allyn, is a great dressmaker and she whipped it up. I’ve only “appeared” in these plays of mine in the last few years, no previous acting or stage experience whatsoever, so I’ve felt that I’m learning about stagecraft and acting as I go! There was a moment in the Los Angeles play, when I was standing on the edge of stairs, had to lean forward to speak into the mike, and was balancing this rod on my shoulders. I realized how easily I could pitch forward – and I’m at an age when my friends are starting to have falls and break bones with some regularity! Bottom line is, it is GREAT to have really fresh and fun challenges in later life.

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