‘All brothel whores to the stage in five minutes. This is a five-minute call for the brothel whores to the stage, please.’
Welcome to my weekend with the Threepenny Opera.
Some lessons learned:
The addition of a stage cigarette can morph a character from mild-mannered to desperate with just one puff.
An uplifting bra (with added padding), eyelash glue, and safety pins are an absolute necessity when playing a hooker. A lack of normal modesty comes in handy, too. I had to crop the photo above. My bloomers were too big and dropped down embarrassingly low. Oops. Sorry, cast-mates. Accidents happen.
Whores can be annoyed by beggars. Mainly because their ‘make-up application time’ is considerably less.
Play-acting is an imagination-stretcher. It allows you to inhabit a body/person you would never be in real-life. It’s fun. Sure hope the audience thought so, anyway.
Stomping out my stage cigarette and returning to my blessedly smoke-free real life.
Hope you embrace your opportunities to explore and play.
Threepenny-love to all.