They Done Did It Again
This schoolyear ended with some of my most interesting characters graduating. I hope you can take this opportunity to really appreciate this last batch of quotes from them we collected this year!
Ciara*: "Do you really like Blimpy Burger?"
Dylan: "It's my 2nd favorite restaurant"
Ciara*: "Would you really call it a 'restaurant'?"
Dylan: "Well, Dairy Queen is my 1st favorite restaurant!"
Cully: "This platform is as stable as uranium!"
(so… UNstable, right?)
Alex: "Ciara, you look uncharacteristically cute and friendly today"
(Alex again masterfully picks her words for the right effect)
Mysti*: "I didn't get an epidural for the first two times I gave birth"
(she has only given birth twice!)
Ciara*: "Kasia, your netting is in"
Kasia*, looking down at herself in a panic: "My WHAT?"
(as in the netting fabric she ordered came in the mail… but clearly I hit a nerve!)
Dylan: "How did sets go yesterday go?"
Ciara*: "It was like pulling teeth"
Dylan: "Is that a good or a bad thing?"
(has Dylan had good experiences with teeth pulling??)
*Dylan lifts something very heavy*
Dylan: "Ahhhhhh! My stomach!! It hurts! I have never felt the effects of working out!"
Rianna: "Micah, I can give you a ride home now if mom says it's okay for us to leave. I meant, if Ciara says it's okay"
Dylan: "Alex has been laughing at all of my jokes. It's actually kind of irritating"
(sometimes the joy is in the challenge?)
Kasia*: "I'll take it, I'll lock myself in the bathroom, and I'll just do it"
(this was in response to me giving her longest internet password ever to enter into her phone)
Alex: "Have you ever had a deviled egg? You become immobilized with bliss"
(she’s not wrong)
Rianna: "My dog got caught on something and when I tried to help her, she bit me and peed on the floor"
Ciara*: "You guys are so similar!"
Ciara*: "I'm thirsty"
Danny: "Where are you going to get a drink from?"
Ciara*: "From a drinking fountain... like a human... in America!"
(this dang bottled water generation flusters me!)
What happens to a costume 30 seconds after a techie has a walk-on role in the show.
Dylan: "Cats make houses smell awful"
Kris*: You need to come to my house – we have a cat and it smells fine!"
Dylan: "Where do you live? The suburbs?"
Dylan: "Well, everything smells like cats out there so you probably don't even notice!"
(Dylan always has the most interesting theories…)
Grace: "Pat makes funny noises. He reminds me of my guinea pig, dying"
(she’d call that a “funny” noise, huh?)
Susan*: "Hope doesn't get you anywhere; nagging does"
(maybe that’s our new Theatre Guild Motto?)
*Ciara jigsaws plywood*
Dylan: "Wow, that doesn't at all sound like a chipmunk in a garbage disposal"
(the imagination of these kids is amazing… at least I hope that example is from his imagination)
Mysti*: "It HAS to look like a butt!"
Grace: "Engineering dads all know how to solder"
Ciara*: "I know how to solder and I am not a dad"
Rianna: "If you become a dad, I am seriously going to cry"
(I think I can safely say I would sad cry as well if I became a dad)
Sara: "Sometimes, when I try to fly, my clothes fall off"
(I don’t think I was there for this and I’m not sure if being there would have helped me understand anyway)
Alex: "Those who can, do. Those who can't run this place!"
Danny: "I am the ONLY freshman in my math class"
(he's a junior)
*during a stressful work convo*
Ciara*: "I want to die!"
Susan*: "Why? Because of your hair? I think it looks cute"
Ciara*: "What?? Because of this conversation!"
*Kasia looks down inside her shirt*
Kasia*: "Well, there's nothing there!"
(she was looking for a needle she was storing on her sweater)
*Dylan lifts something heavy*
Dylan, dead serious: "Remember when I lifted that heavy platform and it hurt so bad? At least this time I lifted with my back and not my legs, so that's better"
Sometimes the best place to reflect is on the “Stairs to Nowhere”.
Ciara*: "Which wolf is in Shrek? Is it the one from the 'Three Legged Pigs'?"
(three LITTLE pigs, although I am curious about that other fairy tale plot)
Mysti*: "How's it going?"
Ciara*: "Great, except I don't have a spine. ... Let me clarify: I didn't put up the spine of the book set piece yet"
(both meanings may be true at times at work)
Alex*: "Have the farts on your to-do list?"
Patrick*: "Yeah, got it"
Susan*: "And be creative with them!"
(Shrek has some fun sound effects… and makes for some fun conversations!)
Ciara*: "I feel like I am in a torture chamber"
(that was the set piece I was in, so it was a compliment to the design!)
Patrick*: "I got coffee today at Jefferson Market"
Ciara*: "I don't know what that is [Jefferson Market]"
Patrick*: "It's fried!"
Ciara* & Mysti*, in unison: "Fried coffee?"
(he was responding to a separate conversation with one of his kids about the broken sound board)
Dylan: "I'll let you know tomorrow if I want to be on running crew. Most likely it's a definitely yes"
(if he’s sure of anything..)
Jacqulin: "We need a buttle thing"
Rachel: "Yeah, go get a caribon, Justin"
*Justin goes into the shop*
Justin: "Where are the Caribbeans?"
Dylan: "Who are you, Jack Sparrow?"
(the word for the hardware they are looking for is “carabiner”!)
Ciara*: "I like how you guys match today"
In Unison: Rachel: "We planned it" / Jacqulin: "We didn't do it on purpose"
Alicia: "There are Three Blind Mice I want to murder"
Rachel: "You have a lot of glitter in your hair today"
Ciara*: "It's snow!"
(snow = nature’s glitter)
Rianna: "I am going to cry! Did you know that a strawberry isn't a berry, but a banana is??"
(hey, at least she’s not a robot)
*Mysti jigsaws vertically with no shoes on standing on a chair with Nathan's prescription glasses instead of goggles*
Rianna: "Mysti, I am about to write a blurb in the program about how you increase safety here..."
Susan*: "Ciara, did you get a haircut or is your hair just dirty?"
Susan*: "Well, it looks good"
(well that turned out better than expected!)
Pat: "Slippers are good – they are like socks for your feet!"
(where is he wearing socks now?)
Rianna: "Is that guy accepting her award in her steed?"
(in her “stead”; it’s the first she heard that phrase out loud)
Aw, kiddos, how I will miss you!! At least we can laugh at ourselves through all the long days, chaos, and challenges of a large theater troupe and packed season. Oh, and we put on 6 excellent shows this year, so there’s that, too. :)
For more from the seniors, check out their freshman through junior year quotes:
Here’s to another year in the books! Enjoy the summer!
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