Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Evening In-class rehearsal
I got to USC far faster than I anticipated, and arrived around 5:40pm.
Tate showed up around 6:30 and due to horrific traffic, Charlie and Tristan arrived just before 7pm.
Tate found for us a dressing room in which we relaxed, ran lines, etc.
Tate provided a nightmarish "bandage" to be wrapped around Charlie's eyes.
He had stained it with red food colouring, giving the impression that this upper class plastic surgery office with its high-end clientel, actually had interns who must live in skid row.
Around 8:45pm, we started to get a bit anxious.
Tate came as often as he could to assure us they would get to us: they were working with the previous group.
We joked that clearly, they must suck.
We finally got in there, and Tate managed to procure a "hospital bed" of sorts, using the thin striped mattress covering (for now) as the sheet.
The flat with the door got moved over, and we were ready to begin.
We ran through it without a hitch, except for the door was now at a slight crack in the floor so it wouldn't open properly (about a quarter of the way).
Being three Professional Actors, everyone was impressed with our performance and we were given no adjustments.
We'd "done it right" in "one take," as it were.
The class shifted rooms, and Tate related to us how the class liked our performances, etc., and finally Monte Hellmancame by and Tate introduced him to me.
Tate had already told him that I was a fan of one of his films, but Tate has trouble remember the admittedly odd titled
China 9, Liberty 37.
Monte Hellman smiled at remembering the lovely and talented
conveying as once did John Landis,
Monte first fell for Jenny in the unforgettable
When we were finished, to avoid the long drives, San Diegan Tristan was staying over locally, right near my place, so he was kind enough to give me a lift home.