Posted by Elizabeth Ledo (Flora/Eve in Boleros for the Disenchanted)
Last night was our first preview for Boleros for the Disenchanted. As always, I was quite anxious and eager for our first audience. When you perform in front of an audience for the first time, the final element of the play falls into place. After living with the play in the intimacy of the rehearsal room and then going through the process of tech, giving the play over to unknown guests is always a bit jarring for me at first.
The house was full and we really could not have asked for a warmer and more charged reception. I felt like the audience was with us the whole way—taking all the turns from humor to despair to humor again. It was a true thrill and gave us a great boost out of the gate.
I am looking forward to our week of previews and to see how the play is received by new eyes and ears. Preview performances provide a great opportunity to learn more about the play.