This was a very interesting week for English Theatre at the NAC. The first three productions of the 12-13 season were all in rehearsal, but all in different cities, with Pride and Prejudice working hard in Calgary, thirsty beginning rehearsals this week in Toronto, and The Glace Bay Miners' Museum, moving rehearsals into the NAC Theatre.
It's always an exciting time when a season begins, and sometimes there have been more than one show rehearsing at the same time, but usually, the only city or timezone that would be different would be in the stories themselves (as with the first three productions - '40s Nova Scotia, '80s Toronto and Regency England).
And if that wasn't enough English Theatre getting around, Artistic Director Jillian Keiley and Associate Artistic Director Sarah Garton Stanley, were also in Toronto, spending three solid days conducting general auditions.
It has truly been an interesting week, and is about to get even more interesting next week, as the company of thirsty moves rehearsals here to Ottawa, and Pride and Prejudice opens at Theatre Calgary and The Glace Bay Miners' Museum opens at the NAC - on the same night, next Friday!
What a great way to kick off a season for the NAC English Theatre!