There was a somber mood around our house last night and this morning. It’s been a while since I’ve experienced the post-closing depression but I think this will be the dominant emotion for the next few days at least. With two children involved in “Peter Pan” and a rehearsal and performance schedule that at times seemed to go on forever, we were all more wrapped up in the swirl of theater life than I realized.
The ability to move on from the relationships, the excitement, the camaraderie of a show is another one of those unappreciated skills that people in theater must develop. Maybe it’s easier when you are younger but now that I’m older and more soft-hearted, even experiencing it second-hand is rough. Do they teach classes on “Coping when the Show Closes” in theater school?