We are approaching the end of the run... only two more shows left and the journey that has been Proof will be over. It's been a great experience. The cast really rose to the challenge of the script and they have consistently delivered engaged, present and compelling performances. I was blessed with a fabulous design team who delivered pitch perfect details in set, costumes, props, lights and sound. It was really lovely to just direct and not worry about the details because I had a team that was looking after it. And my crew... I left the show in their capable hands with no hint of fear that it would be well cared for and looked after.
There were disappointments, mostly that we were hit squarely with the cold and snow and that affected attendance. It descended on opening weekend, receded a bit around our dark day and then came back today. It's hard to compel people to venture out when police are recommending people stay indoors. Throw in a lack of media attention and you have a recipe for disaster.
We did get a fabulous review from Sound and Noise which I was extremely pleased with. You can't knock a review like that. Also, local blogger Louise Mallory wrote a nice review of the show. VUE Weekly and St. Albert Gazette also did lovely preview articles on us. We also hosted a tweet-up night and had great fun following the show on twitter. It was very cool to catch the reactions of the audience in near-real time. Anyhow, have a read and then buy your ticket. I guarantee it is worth the price of admission and venturing out in the cold.
I will miss this when it's done. When you direct you kind of feel lost once the show opens. I have been back a few times but I wanted to give the show and cast time to deepen and grow. But I am really looking forward to seeing it again on Closing. It will be a bitter-sweet evening I am sure.
I hope to see you out, if not at my show, then maybe at yours...