by Eric J. McAnallen
May 2016 at the Avenue Theatre in Rochester
This was a real labor of love. Not only was this the premier of my own Imaginary Exits but it was also the very first production done by my fledgling theatre company, Driftwood Dramatics.
All in all, I was very pleased with how this turned out. My actors really seemed to get the characters and the audience laughed themselves ragged each night. My biggest regret was that I had to take a part since we were one figment short. This put me on the stage instead of in the audience and I love audience watching when directing a show. Yes, I broke my own rule about not acting in a play I was directing but you do what you need to do to get the show on stage.
We didn't set any attendance records but I expected that with the first production of an unknown company but we certainly did entertain.
If you wish to see the production, I've posted a video of the full show on YouTube.
Michael Guantonio - Allen Trehern
Bruce E. Travers - Alex
Danielle Jacobson - Susan/Cordelia/a Figment
Gale Hauck - Maxine Redmond/a Figment
Carl Gross - Professor Heinrich
Lisa Herter - a Figment
Eric J. McAnallen - a Figment
David Rusbarsky - Stage Manager
Aaron Zimmerman - Sound/Lights
Misa McAnallen - Costume Mistress
Rehearsal Prompter - Carl Gross