Friday, April 20, 2007

One thing leads to another

So you all know about my foray into acting training. Well, you may also know that it's this diversion that led to Bernie and I starting this whole Great White North II thing. Now, I've been given a new venue - Law Day. Tomorrow is Law Day in Calgary, where the justice system puts on a day of educational presentations at the Court of Queen's Bench downtown. For the kids, there's a mock trial presentation, 'Pirates of the Courtroom – The Case of the Pirate Princess'. It's a sexual discrimination case and since one of my classmates from acting classes was involved in producing, writing and starring in the play, I was lucky enough to be asked to participate.

My role? I play the Pirate Princess's mother. Yes, that's right, I'll be in drag for my next part. If you're up early tomorrow, you might catch me in the background during an interview with Alison (the producer / writer / Pirate Princess) on Global TV. If you're downtown at noon or 2pm, I'll be at the courthouse.

In case you can't make it, there's me in my getup.

[update] See that wig? Didn't wear it. Alison had a blond one instead and it was perfect, along with a few other accoutrement. Anyway, the play was a blast, the kids were great and I told the cast I want to be involved next year. Met some great people and got to hang out in the judge's chambers with the cast, which included Ian White (a local CTV news personality). I even made it onto the Saturday morning news on Global, although I did not record the show, since I had no idea when it would air (it was live). So if you were watching Global in Calgary this morning at 9:15am, you would've seen me on TV.

Alison and I are both hoping we were discovered today....

4 comments:

Carla said...

dont' shave, then you'd look like the lunch lady from my grade school....shudder

Gale said...

Where did you do your shopping?

Karl Plesz said...

Dress: $6 at a thrift store.
Wig, pearls, fan (not seen here): borrowed from skit's producer.
Purse, apron, glasses: borrowed from a friend who makes costumes.

Gale said...

http://www.mcphee.com/categories/whatsnew.html
At the above site is a lunch lady action figure that you might want for future inspiration.