Friday, December 12, 2008

My Little Sister is a Whore!

My 16-year-old sister Grace landed a role as "The Prostitute" in her high school's recent interpretation of the play "Father Knows Best" (the script from which the television show was born). The director wrote in 12 new parts in order for the play to be done, since high school plays usually require a large cast. (That's the reason high schools usually do musicals, because those casts are already huge...)

Grace had never officially "acted" before, although she spent two summers at camp doing performance art, including trapeze (how cool is that?). But her role as the unnamed hooker in last week's play was her first real role, and she rocked it. She received huge applause during her mid-scene stage exit during each of the play's three performances (none of the other actors snagged such a response, and those kids were all excellent). She was dry, funny, quick, and sassy--a sharp contrast to the teeny-bopper roles held by the other girls on stage. It was the perfect role for her, and she LOVED it. She loved it so much, in fact, that now she wants to go to Emerson College. And I want to help her get in there any way I can.

Tonight I head back out to my mom's shoreline town to see my brother perform in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Jack is 12 and pretty shy, so I cannot wait to see him on stage tonight. He's never acted before. He was behind the lens of some shorts he filmed with friends up at camp this summer, and he also put together an animated Lego short that was pretty hilarious. This is new territory for him, though. I can't wait to cheer him on.

Tomorrow I'll cheer myself on--at yoga and at the pedal of my sewing machine. Most of the Christmas shopping is done; all that's left are some craft projects, wrapping, and lots of baking. I'm trying to slow it down this season and really enjoy the little moments, alone or with the kids. Of course, I'm never really "alone". That's impossible with two big, needy, affectionate dogs. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

Happy Friday!
xo

4 comments:

Liam said...

Ahem... I believe they prefer to be called "escorts"...

Milk Money said...

Um...not my sister. She doesn't candy coat anything.

momof2gr8kids said...

WOW the title of this one blew me away!!! it of course.. has a plesant ending. good luck with your yoga today.. I too am going to yoga.. today..:)

Milk Money said...

I did! Hope you did, too!! :o) xo