On on my 3rd here in Germany and I am loving it. It definitely been exhausting. I am still a little Jet-lagged, I am sore from class everyday. Oh yeah, we take class everyday before rehearsal and every show once we open. Either Ballet or a stretch class. Its going to be good for me. I am so out of dance shape. Anyway, the show i going well. We actually did a full run through of the show yesterday. My second day of rehearsal. It went pretty well I think. At least that is what the Director said. I felt good about especially when I was just taught everything the day before. I had a few mess-ups but overall its getting there. We are going to continue run-throughs until Sunday then we leave on Monday for SaarLouis, Germany for tech rehearsal. I do belive we have some preview performances there also. I am having an amazing time working with the cast and Director. Joey Mcneely(the DIrector) is amazing and really know how to get you in a scene. Let just say I have been crying and in a crazy emotional place for my scnenes for the past 2 days. My character does witness a murder....2 murders, gets his heart broken, and kills a guy. He is kind of an emotional wreck. Its going to be a challenge as an actor to keep it up but I am excited and ready for it.
The Bakery I've been to twice. Dangerous!So since I've been here I have been waking up pretty early. And so I decided to go for walks around this quint little town. I took pictures my first day here. I found a great church and Wishing Well. I loved it. I even made a wish of my own. This morning I found a little fresh market down by the town square. I decided to buy some cherries to snack on for rehearsal. Trying to communicate is really hard since I speak NO German. But they are kind and helpful. The kind lady that was patient with me while I tell her how many cherries I wanted gave me a gift before I left. After I paid and she handed me my fruit she passed me a huge green onion I think it was. And I gave her a face like I didn't want one of these. But she insisted I take it. So I firgured it was a gift for me from her. I grabbed it and then thought what the heck am I going to do with this onion. I don't have a kitchen. I am not going to eat it raw. Who can I give this to? So then I tried ot give it away to a random lady in the market but she didn't want it. I bet she saw this weird American trying to give a away this random onion. Probably thought I was some sort of lune walking the streets. I thought maybe she will take it cause its a costum to give away onions to complete strangers or something. But no luck. So I took a picture of it and threw it away.
I truly believe that we are better people when we experience how others do things, communicate, eat, breathe, or jsut live. That onion made me smile. Even though I couldn't use it and it was stinky. I knew it was probably a way for that lady to communicate to me that she was appreciating my business but I took it as she was telling me that everything will be ok. That I will get the hang things out here. Not only do I hope to continue getting back from others but that I can also be the giver. To not be jaded and bitter but to love and give back anyway I can to those around me.