We've been out on the road for six days. Sometimes, it felt like I had aged a year (I slept so much yesterday). There were also moments when it felt like I had never left last year's tour (only some of the people are different). Regardless, notable moments abound, and I'm going to do my best to track those each week.
Shout-out to the middle-aged woman singing along to our rendition of Muse's “Uprising” before Julius Caesar. She didn't seem like Muse would be her cup of tea, but she was rocking out to the chorus.
We drove through a lot of the state during this first leg. The Blue Ridge Mountains are sublime, and more so when fog wrapped around them.
Hollins University Crowd
We were in a gymnasium, on raised platforms (which is a tricky situation, given all of the quick-changes, furniture, and armor/weapons we have for the play). It was one of the hottest, sweatiest performances I've done (we're wearing a lot of layers). The young women who attend Hollins are superfans of the ASC. The tour's been going to Hollins for a long time. Many of them knew the words to all of the songs we were playing. Some kind of Shakespeare cheer erupted during our curtain call.
The Inn at Wise – Wise, VA
A gorgeous, newly restored inn! The walls and rooms are full of paintings, photos, and prints from local artists.
I don't know if Phil prepared the catfish for us. But he at least tracked it down for us, and it was absolutely delicious. (Phil is one of our contacts at UVa-Wise. He takes great care of us.)
We're 12 type As with some giant hearts. We're still figuring out our tour groove (which is nigh-impossible since there's no typical day on the road). But the drive and care we have is a boon.
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