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14 August 2009 @ 10:37 am
I just had the actor's nightmare.  
For those of you not in the know, the 'actor's nightmare' is when you dream that you're on stage, opening night, in costume before a packed house, and you don't remember attending a rehearsal for the play which you find yourself performing.  In mine, I was on stage with Mark Jones (my co-star in the last show I did) and a bunch of kids (who were no help at all, let me tell you), and Mark and I didn't know the lines, I didn't know what scene we were in, or any of the songs, and the stage manager finally had to come hand me a script so I'd know what to say.  To make matters worse, some of the scenes were around a dinner table, so I was having to EAT and ACT and not know what my line was.

I woke up with heartburn.

I had costume change problems, wardrobe malfunctions, lost my voice, and when I actually did get a look at the script, I HAD NEVER EVEN READ THE PLAY.  The director looked at me with a disappointed expression and said, "I expected more from you, Carrie."

It was an awful, awful, AWFUL dream.

Dear heavens above, I'm glad I'm awake.  Oh, well.  Off to the beach for my last day of vacation!
I feel:: tiredtired
I hear:: Away From the Sun - Three Doors Down
O Demanding One: Express: Ooo. Sullyheyurs on August 14th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)

Oooh. Dreaded nightmare fer sher. BUT! We know that would NEVER happen. Never. ;D

Vacations always end too soon, don't they? Go have FUN!

Carrie Leigh: We're actorscarrie_leigh on August 15th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
It better not ever happen!
tracyj23: Scenery - beach with umbrellatracyj23 on August 14th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Ouch. What a nasty dream!

I always have dreams just before performances - particularly when I'm performing with other people, that they screw up and we're left just stopping in the middle of a song and I'm all embarrassed. I prefer performing alone because of that - I can control what *I* do but I can't control what they do.

Enjoy your last day of holidays!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on August 15th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
Usually the other people in the dream just look at me expectantly, wanting me to feed them their cue line.

Worst feeling ever.
Embellishedembe11ished on August 14th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
I sometimes have a similar dream relating to the first day of class; I show up and don't even know what I'm supposed to be teaching. So I can totally sympathize. But I'm sure you'd never do anything like that in reality!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on August 15th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
Ooof. I've had that one, too. And the one that I've missed an entire semester of Chemistry...
dragonsangel68: TW - Rob smokingdragonsangel68 on August 14th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
That's nasty! I hope you're able to leave that horrid nightmare at the beach. Enjoy your last day!
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on August 15th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Office *tackle hugs*jandjsalmon on August 15th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)

Think positively - you weren't dreaming that you were naked on stage without remembering your lines. ;)

But yeah - don't you hate the "I expected more from you..." thing? It's WAY worse than getting yelled at. :(

Anyway - YAY for beaches to take your mind of icky dreams!
Carrie Leigh: Little girl ice creamcarrie_leigh on August 15th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
My subconscious is ignoring the word, "naked."

I do, I do, I do so dislike disappointing people. It's the worst.