Play Rehearsals Aren’t Very Interesting

17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Monday, February 10, 1913:  Had to go up to practice again this evening. Really I don’t think it is as interesting as I imagined it would be.

The road Grandma would have walked to McEwensville.
The road Grandma would have walked to McEwensville.

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Grandma plays the role of Chloe, the servant, in the class play.

Play rehearsals aren’t all fun and games. It’s hard work to practice the lines, figure out the staging, and get it all pulled together.

Hopefully there was a bit of time for socializing, clowning around, and other hijinks.

5 thoughts on “Play Rehearsals Aren’t Very Interesting

  1. This brings back memories of practices for musicals and plays when I was in High School. There is definitely a lot of boring down time. My senior year I decided to make it a bit more interesting and was the student director. Made the practices a lot less boring :-).

  2. My kid took drama and she complained too, until showtime! Then it was fun. But the standing around in class and the learning lines wasn’t fun for her either!

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