The show went on, and it went on very well.
Yesterday morning I got a call from one of the actors in the one-act play. She had done a great job in Saturday night’s performance, and all we had was one more show Sunday afternoon. But now she had a fever of 101 and could barely get out of bed. I made a call to Joel, the other actor in the play, and in five minutes his companion Joanne stepped up. She read the script off a clipboard that we already used as a prop in her scene, and after a quick walk-through of the blocking, she nailed it. I don’t think the audience had any idea that she was a substitute.
So thank you, Joanne, Joel, Jerry (our director), and from all of us to you, Francine, get well soon.
A friend was in the audience taking photos — the theatre allowed that — so I should have some pictures later on.