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Oops! I Did It Again

I married an actor 21 years ago.  Rob has been active in Portland's theater community which, in turn, means I attend the theater - when he's in a show.  I love musicals and comedies however I have a problem with dramas.  And that problem?  Falling asleep.  I've tried drinking coffee, chewing gum, pinching myself - I've tried it all and I still nod off.  Maybe I should just bring a neck pillow and show that the jig is up.

Last Saturday an old friend of mine encouraged us to see a show he directed, Learn To Be Latina, and once I found out it was a comedy I accepted.  I loved it.  The style, the talent, the music/dancing, the message - I loved it all.  And then something happened that burst my "I like theater!" bubble, the appearance of the word INTERMISSION.

Intermission?!?  We've been here almost an hour and a half! I call that done and done!  Unfortunately, for my reputation, I did not go gently into that dark hallway towards the concession stand.   It's one thing to express your displeasure in a hushed tone, be somewhat mature in your theater-going experience.  That would have been a good choice for me.  But what did I do?  'Oh my gawd.  There's more?!!' I said loudly to my husband seated next to me... in a small theater... with every seat full.  

To my dismay I am introduced to a board member of the theater who is seated on the other side my husband.  *ahem*  'Hello, nice to meet you.'  Then the Playwright is pointed out to me. Oh, you mean the guy sitting right in front of me?  *gulp*  My eyes look for traces of snippiness, or down right loathing headed in my direction from the Playwright but I measure nothing so I silently pray that he didn't hear me.  (Which, I believe, is impossible.  He is being much more polite that I am.)

Well, well.  I did it again.  You just can't take me anywhere.  Now, where's the remote?


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