BWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Casa Manana's OSWALD: THE ACTUAL INTERROGATION - Closing
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Our final show was a matinee and we had a good crowd... with one exception. There was a special needs patron who kept screaming out things during the first act at the MOST inopportune moments. Apparently he left or was subdued somehow during the second act as we finally had quiet in the house. (To do such a difficult script with running commentary... was QUITE challenging.) I had yet another high school friend in the audience as well as a dresser from the original Broadway company of LES MIZ and a couple of Facebook friends and a student of mine from many years ago. All in all, I greeted many old friends here in Ft. Worth and made several new ones to boot, Ben Williams, Mongomery Sutton, Anthony Fortino, Zak Reynolds and so many others. Plus the whole backstage crew at Casa Manana was a delight. Who could ask (as Mr. Gershwin said) for anything more?
Monday, November 18, 2013
Departure. We couldn't have had a more perfect day to leave Texas. A sunny glorious day which required air-conditioning in the car to the airport. Lindsey Atkinson, Casa's marvelous company manager drove Ben and me to the plane. We were checked in by the most marvelous character from central casting who took our bags while telling us how he managed to stop going to strip clubs. We laughed all the way to our gate, which was right next to the curbside check-in and right next to our plane's departure gate. There was no line at security and virtually no one on the plane. And not only were there no screaming children on the flight, there was not a single child of any kind. Ben and I were seated together and the entire return trip was fun and we arrived a half hour early. I am typing this last bit from my Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan and could not possibly be happier with my latest adventure or to be safe at home. I have my first audition twelve hours after touchdown. Such is life in the theater.