Melodie was working three jobs and coming to rehearsals, and it was taking its toll on her. Finally, she had to quit one of the jobs. She's serious about making her way in theater, and I think she will.
Offstage, Bob Leeds carefully cultivates his reputation as an erudite curmudgeon. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of films, and introduced us to the rustic word "absquatulate".
Backstage, he was often chewing on his billy club or getting it to stick to his lips or tongue. Why? I have no idea. But he also managed to procure bottles of Moxie (old-time soft drink mentioned in the play) for all of the cast and crew. Joe's cool like that.
Joe also spent some time recruiting choristers for this year's Rice Light Opera Society production of Ruddigore, which he is directing. I will be comedy consultant.
In the picture, Joe is indicating his little toe, which he stubbed, and which subsequently lost its nail.
Ryan has a load of interesting tales from when he lived in California. And new adventures to relate about his school-teaching career. I think most of us were glad we're not teachers.
The black and white looks very authentic-30s, doesn't it?