Odd, I know, but I'm THRILLED because I scored four tickets to the Moscow Cats Theatre.
I'm told the theater is small and there are no bad seats, but if you go here, you can see my seats: Row 1, Seats 15-18.
Getting the tickets was a feat in itself. The theater is on the other side of town. I finally dragged my sorry behind out there today, in the rain. Because otherwise it just was never going to happen.
The closest Metro is not that close to me or to the theater. And the final bit o' fun was that the theater was receiving a delivery (cat litter, perhaps? I hear they all live upstairs. . .) so the front door was open to the street making it very noisy and difficult to talk.
The street is Kukuzovskiy Prospekt which is wider and noisier than the Garden Ring, if that's possible. Kasse Lady didn't speak any English. My Russian sucks.
Baboo to the rescue.
Really. She was a great help with words like "best seats" and "weekend." Hurray for Baboo.
The performance is November 7, so I'll report back then.
In Skittles News, Skittles is spending this week at Sports Camp. Yesterday she had a moment of severe homesickness, but she rallied and seems to be having fun again.
In Theater News, I went to my first real rehearsal last night for the short play we are performing on Sunday. Acting is hard work! Not only do they expect you to memorize your lines, but then you have to say them while doing stuff you would normally do while you are talking, but it's really hard to remember your lines while you are trying to do stuff. I find it like trying to pat my head while rubbing my belly. I have great respect for actors who make it look easy. Because it isn't. At least not for me.
Thankfully, we have many more rehearsals this week, so I have many more chances to try to get this stuff down.
As one of my new friends in this process remarked today, it was only a matter of time before I was pretending to be a brothel keeper in a deserted karaoke room.
That pretty much sums up my Moscow experiences to date.
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