The Stomach Flip

For the comfortably numb, like myself,
who need to shake things up a bit. Inspired by "Sleep No More", theatre, art, books, music, food, philosophy, and the Tumblr community

SNM #23: NIGHT OF THE FIRST DEBATE (10-03-12)

Mr. McKittrick wins by a landslide!!  Yeah…I didn’t watch the debates last night.  On my Tivo.  Maybe I’ll skim through it later. 

  • When I was at check-in last night, the staff member asked me if I had been there before and what number visit this was.  She wrote it down.  Is there some type of poll/list being made? 
  • The lovely Violet and Leopold were on hand last night in Manderley.  Maximillian was apparently Down Under having to rescue his brother Montgomery from incarceration.   Hope everything is okay and that it wasn’t too serious of a charge.
  •  Matthew Oaks as MacDuff last night.  Absolutely superb!  I need to learn how to walk on walls and ceilings.  Must set up a table similar to the one in the Crypt and focus more on my crow pose.  I really wish he had visited Manderley afterwards as I would have really liked the chance to thank him personally for all his tremendous contributions to the show (although I probably would have shied away as I do most of the time).
  •  It is one thing to watch Lady MacDuff’s resurrection from in front of the sofa.  It is quite another to have her limp murdered body in your lap and experience it from this perspective.  Thanks to Mr. Oaks for entrusting me with this moment.  Lily Ockwell – you astound me and I would follow you anywhere.
  • I love love love when the MacDuff’s sing along to the radio.  “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” must be their wedding song.  It was all so tender and full of hope.  Huge smiley face under my mask.
  • I think Nick Bruder’s gaze is like one of those paintings where no matter what position you stand in - it’s always like he’s looking directly at you.   I wasn’t even following his MacBeth last night but every time I was in his presence, I couldn’t look away.  He just invades your mind without even trying. Judy Garland also had this ability. 
  • I must be getting closer to becoming one of Hecate’s familiars.  She tells me her stories and I start laughing along with her.  Maybe she’s starting to finally trust me.  Maybe I’m starting to trust her.  Hmm…
  • Honestly, where does the time go?  It all seemed to rush past me at warp speed last night.  I need to stop wearing a watch.
  • New chanteuse at Manderley?  Vivian Nightshade? Or was it Victoria?  Excellent set!
  • The Pulled Brisket Toast at Gallow Green is incredibly decadent and delicious.
  • Career advice from Annabella up in Gallow Green after Manderley.  I will try to focus more on the big picture and accept what the Universe is giving me now. 
  • Tumblr Tuesday on October 9th.  See you then!
  1. thebloodybusiness reblogged this from akajakeedwardmarks and added:
    Glamis here, and another lovely recap from this fine gentleman. I need to visit Annabella myself on our next visit -...
  2. bloodwillhavebloodtheysay said: I LOVE that you Compare Nick’s Macbeth to Judy Garland. there is something oddly appropriate about the tragic self destructive choices…
  3. tomanderleyagain reblogged this from akajakeedwardmarks and added:
    On the 9th, make sure you say hi to WhoKeepsWithWolves and I!
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