“It’s minty,” said the make-up girl as she licked the blood off my gory forearm and then invited everyone else backstage to try it out…
I keep trying to update…and I keep running out of time. So here are some highlights.
Halloween weekend…I went to a great haunted house…Jeramie and Amy were kind enough to treat my poor ass…a giant skeleton chased us…Amy wears the left pant-leg in the family. That was Friday. Saturday I went up north, partied with friends at the bars and clubs. I was a pirate. Nick was Willy Wonka. I’ll show some pictures soon. Sundays I saw The Fantastics and, it was…well…I’ll avoid the clichéd pun and say it was good. Then it was horror movies in Eureka (and Simpsons Halloween specials).
Monday I was able to finally resolve my financial aid situation here at the school…apparently all I had to do was talk mean until I was given to someone with enough power to actually help me.
Wednesday was more money into the revenue collectors maws at Eureka’s court house. On the upside, my hair got played with.
It’s been very exciting and very tiring playing the part of Oedipus. The last few days have been a blur or play rehearsals and trying to cram a jillion lines in my head. It seems to be going well. The cast and director seem to think I’m doing well. We had a reporter come in and question a few of us and take pictures. Apparently my mug and quotes made it into the paper (thank you Torrie for nabbing that for me). Every night, they add more and more blood for my final scene and I get stickier and stickier and the chorus gets more and more grossed out…mind you I can’t see them…but I can sense them squirming away. Apparently, Oedipus is mint flavored in this particular interpretation of the classic.
Tickets for the show are starting to sell. If you want to attend…let me know. Info is HERE. Spread the word. See gallons of blood come out my skull windows. And I noticed you Eureka folk are doing Antigone in the Spring…why what better way to prepare?
The teacher of a creative writing class I am in, Joanna (who was a student with me until she graduated) is taking a class from another school on some kind of workshop, watching Oedipus Rex here at UIS and then having some kind of talk. She wanted to bring two short stories I’d written, using the Mofo. I just emailed them to here. “Teddy Bear Rex” was published in ELM last year and tells, in one page, the story of Oedipus…if he was a Teddy Bear (hey…it could happen). The other one “The Complex” mixes Oedipus Rex, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm,” and Jerry Springer and gets the award for strangest story I’ve written (and maybe the darkest). Depending on when this workshop is…I might make an appearance (attention whore that I am).
OK…I’m out…I’m one tired mother-fucker.
Your Tuesday thing was actually on Wednesday…not that I know or anything…*shifty eyes*
Woops. I originally had something else to write for Tuesday. But I had just typed “Tuesday” when the microwave chime informed me that Lenore’s food had dethawed and I got up and did that choor. When I got back, I went on my merry way and skipped a day…
Jeramie and Amy treated my poor ass too… thanks Jamy and Eramie! That was a great kickoff to my quest for non-alcoholic fun!
Your talk of Oedipus has me wondering a few things.
-It’s cool to buy chicks flowers after plays… what do you get for dudes?
-Why did someone lick the blood flowing out of your eye sockets to find that it was minty?
OK…And since everyone does not have access to the Springfield Journal-Register, I’ll try to scan in some pics. Until then, the best Joshua Alan Doetsch quote of the article (this is paraphrased):
“You have to moderate your voice volume. If you give it your all when someone steps on your foot, you really have nowhere to go from there when you find out you’ve had sex with your mom.”
Love it, love you, can’t wait to see the show. 😉
Traditionally, flowers cross the gender lines for theatre. And they already knew the blood was minty…and demonstrated to the others (to gross them out).
I love the quote. Good job, Josh.
The reporter seemed to get a kick out of that one.
Glad to hear everything worked out with financial aid!!!