Thursday, November 19, 2009

Drama Queen

E, my 11 year old daughter is taking drama again. It's her third year and last week we got to see her in the first play of this year. It was a Halloween/Monster themed play and she played Vampira. As usual she did an awesome job. I am always amazed at how secure she seems up on stage. I could have never been in drama as I was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy too shy, pathologically shy. E, thankfully, doesn't have that problem. Where I was shy, awkward and unpopular (unless you're counting being popular because you were universally hated and picked on), she is outgoing, confident and popular. Of course she has her insecurities about herself but she doesn't let them get in her way.

One of the cast members who was supposed to play the "Bride" was ill on the night of the performance and another drama student took her place. For the first 10 minutes or so the replacement Bride did well, only having to look at the script occasionally. Then she slipped up and missed a line. At that point the other players on stage whispered and pointed at her to encourage her to speak the line. The Bride started the line and well, she must have gotten really nervous because she proceeded to pass right out on stage. And she didn't crumble lightly to the ground, she literally fell straight backwards hitting the floor with a pretty loud thump. Yikes! I scooted to the edge of my seat, ready to run on stage if needed. Fortunately one of the drama coaches is also an RN so she got there immediately and the school nurse followed a few seconds later.The Bride was okay but unable to finish the play. Because the kids wanted to go on with the play, another former drama student took on the role of the Bride.

After the play was over, several of E's friends, other actors that were back stage when the Bride fainted, rushed over to me and told me that they thought it was E who collapsed. They told me they started "crying" and "freaking out" they were so upset. Then they found out it was the Bride and they "stopped crying". Apparently The Bride is not as universally liked as much as E. In fact I've heard some of the girls in the past complain that she is somewhat mean at times and definitely not trustworthy.

E as Vampira

Attitude?

Poor Bride.

8 comments:

Suzy said...

I'm sorry but I did laugh at the part where the girl passed out. You just wrote it funny so I blame you.

E looks FABULOUS and I'm so glad she's popular. At that age, that can cripple self-esteem for the rest of your life. Plus I'm shallow.

otin said...

LMAO! The fainting thing was funny!

E looks great in the costume! She could play Hazel in my Halloween story!

Lainey-Paney said...

You go, E!!!!!

Stephanie said...

OMG she is growing up girl. I love the attitude and the hair.

XO

Bathwater said...

E looks good. I was always shy in high school but managed to excel in drama. Now it seems I just live in constant drama ;)

chicamom85 said...

I think it is great that she is not afraid to do that. I was also painfully shy and would shake and have panic attacks if I ever had to speak or do anything in front of people It is great that she can do that now, it will help her in the future.

Anne

Wishing 4 One said...

Oh man, E is awesome! Definitely showin some tude in that pic, you go E! I used to dance when i was in school. Once i forgot the routine and started balling while i was trying to catch up. When i was in 3rd grade I was called to the blackboard to solve a math problem, i peed my pants cause i could not solve it. Aren't you glad i am not your daughter, LOLLLLLLLL!!

Jessenia said...

wow! this post made my night i am laughing. lol. E looks so pretty and i love her attitude in the pic. i love working with kids and i love them being able to express themselves freely. glad you are so supportive and helping her shine through her heart.