Tuesday, May 10, 2011

No Small Roles - Even Dead Ones

We've all heard that saying about how there are no small roles, but let's face it, I'm guessing you, like me, appreciated the sentiment but not necessarily in a literal sense.  Because, for example, the fan in the stadium's twelfth row is not a terribly big role.  So, it was with interest that I read this interview with four actors who are playing a corpse for an entire play.  No, they don't just die and get discovered and dragged off, they are lying dead for pretty much the whole play.  (Seriously, these people practiced, discussed rug burn issues, etc.) 
So, I say kudos to these guys who are taking this role very seriously, and hopefully we can all remember to joy in what we're doing.  Or, you know, be grateful that today I don't have to play dead.