Monday, October 10, 2005

Stomp the Orange

We got together with a bunch of people from our Marriage Matters class and had a mystery dinner on Saturday night. If you've ever done one before, this was not the kind with the envelopes where no one knows who did it at the start. Those of us who were cast had script/guideline type things, and we knew what was going to happen...well, sort of...

What I learned:
  • I'm not as good of an actress as I like to think I am. Sadly, I think I spent more time getting my costume together than getting into character.
  • The heels are more uncomfortable than the fishnets
  • I do better with an accent than I thought I would. But Southern is probably the only kind I could pull off. Lucky for me that's what was needed.
  • It's hard to pour a drink with a feather boa around your shoulders
  • Even with a vocal chord that doesn't work, I can still scream...but it hurts
  • Several of my friends are much better actors that I guessed they would be

My favorite line of my character "you have splinters in the windmills of your mind"

My favorite line from the whole mystery was "Stomp the orange"

If I had it to do over again, I'm not sure if I'd sign up to be cast or if I'd have more fun guessing who the murderers were. If I was cast again, I'd stop stressing about the clothes and have fun getting into character.


At 11:08 AM, Blogger Emily said...

How cool! Cindy and i have two of those murder mystery games that have been sitting in our cabinet for years... we got one out the other day and were trying to come up with enough people to do one... i'll have to pick your brains later for tips and advice...

meanwhile, i'm trying to picture you in fishnet stockings and a feather boa... hee hee.

At 8:46 PM, Blogger maddie said...

I hope that you got some pictures of you in the outfit so your kids can look at 'em 20 years from now and make fun of you. ;)

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

Of course! But I'm hoping that it will actually be "in" when they get older, so they'll think I was ahead of my time. I've actually heard that fishnets will be "in" this season...we'll see how many people jump on that new trend.

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said... Here's a trailer showing how this one works. ICYC


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