Oct. 17, 2012 —
So said the French philosopher, Jean Paul- Sartre.
Also, old Jean Paul could have been referring to a play based on actual historical events like “Bloody Rowan!” which played to sold out audiences this month in Morehead.
The players managed to kill off a dozen folks, burn down a house, shoot up several saloons, have rowdy courtroom trials, visit jail cells in two counties, hijack a train, drink lots of make-believe whiskey, flirt with another man’s wife, fire off more ammunition than World War I, and utter more screams than a zombie movie.
Or, in the case of this well-written and well-directed play, words also were loaded rifles and shotguns and an occasional sharp knife.
So, you might be wondering, how do I know so much about this new play which folks raved about and clamored for tickets to see?
Actually, the illumination was done by a spotlight. I just got carried away with that line.
Amid the seemingly endless rehearsals and hours of waiting backstage for my three minutes of nightly fame, I realized that my acting career was not really coming back.
The other 35 cast members, including a gifted balladeer, did a great job and are a credit to community theatre.