The second weekend of The Sunshine Boys was successful. Friday and Saturday nights were Sold Out. We have done 5 shows and 3 have been Sold Out. Only 3 shows left.
I finally fluffed a line. I knew it was going to happen someday and was not going to worry about it. There’s no avoiding it so why waste time, energy, sanity worrying about it before hand with “what if’s”. Don’t get me wrong, I do want to do my best. Nor am I saying you shouldn’t know your lines. I want to know the lines inside and out, but this simply is going to happen at some point.
My line (well EDDIE’s line) was “I don’t know. There’s a problem with makeup. Mr. Clark wants a Number 7 Amber or something.” And what I said was “I don’t know. Mr. Clark? There’s a problem with makeup. Mr. Clark wants a Number 7 Amber or something”. Was this noticeable by the audience? Probably. Only because of “Mr. Clark? There’s a problem…”. Now if I would have kept going after I said the first Mr. Clark with “has a problem with makeup. He wants a Number 7 Amber or something” nobody would have noticed.
But all this is after the fact. When you are live with no chance of doing a second take, you just have to accept the fact that this is going to happen and not worry about it.