Just got the call from the director. My audition for a part in a local play was successful. Good god. What have I done?

Doing live theater is a real kick. It has to be seamless and on cue every time. One of the perks is partying with the other actors after a show. The only bummer is striking the set when it is all over.

What I find difficult is memorizing my lines and the cues from the other parts. After a career of chemical structures and learning rules and generalizations and applying them to problems, I find that rote memorization of detailed text is contrary to my learning style. Thus, it takes considerable and concerted effort to commit large tracts of text into memory. The sticky part the first time was the process of coming to this realization.

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