Dreams are stupid and no one wants to hear them, it is known. But listen to the dream I had last night (incidentally after I wrote that last post about d-rama). It’s a little too perfect, but I assure you that I am not making a single detail of this up.

I unwittingly found myself cast in a play that was directed by and starring my husband’s ex-wife (MHEW). There was one other person in the cast, someone I “knew” well in the dream but no one I know in real life. A woman. It was Shakespeare or some other stereotypically classical drama. The other two women had the two leading roles and I was to play every single other part.

I was told this on the day of “opening night.” And it didn’t make me anxious, like realizing there was a huge test that I didn’t study for, because my thought was, how could anyone expect me to memorize all the lines for all the parts and then just go up there and do it? So I went up to MHEW and said, hey, so, I’m happy to do this but I just want to let you know that I know none of the lines (since you gave me the script today) and I’m really the furthest thing from an actor to begin with, so I’m not sure what you are expecting here…

And she was like that’s fine, just go up and do it. And my next question, for some reason, was will there be anyone backstage helping me with costume changes?

Annnnnd scene.


Image credit: David Cross as Tobias Funke in Arrested Development

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