Thursday, 19 May 2005

Portrait of a Quitter

Quitter, thy name is Brandon.

Today I parted ways with the CentreStage production of Sarah, Plain and Tall that I've made such a big deal of in recent weeks. It was quickly becoming obvious to me that I was having serious (insurmountable, even) problems with my lines, and it wasn't going to get better. It really was a fool's exercise to accept the role in the first place — my first role in community theatre: a lead role in a play I've only heard of as a Simpsons reference, taking place in a community far away from where I live, with an incredibly short rehearsal schedule that seemed to conflict with everything I do, and a performance schedule that took my whole summer away.

Why did I say yes? Because I'm that guy who can't say no.

Well, not anymore. This time, I said yes, and then I let other people down in a bad way. And I don't think I can do that again.

I feel like such a crappy person. :-/






4 comments:

  1. Hey Bradno,
    Don't feel bad about dropping the play. It takes a realistic person to gauge when they're in over their heads and know that it's time to pass the torch. Chin up little buddy :)

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  2. It's hard to let people down, especially when it has to do with circumstances that are (mostly) beyond our control. Do you think you'd be able to find them a replacement lead? It would certainly help with the guilt!

    Good luck!

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  3. Adam: I've been trying. Buy you keep sayin' no.
    Fishy: I can get there on my own!

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  4. At least this way they have a chance of finding a replacement. Imagine if you only realized this during tech week.

    Did you give Jenni my backscratcher yet?

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