The role of Aunt Eller was my first speaking role in 2002's production of 'O,lahoma'. (Thanks, Mike Garcia!)
I lost many hours of sleep and had many a nightmare worrying about the auction scene. As auctioneer, i had to field bids back and forth on several lunch baskets. Each night after that scene, I would think to myself, "Well, that went pretty well." At our strike party, awards were being presented and Mike called me forward for the Blue Light Special award. What was this all about? I guess during the auction scene, without realizing what I had done, and in more than one performance, I took bids for $50 and sold the basket for $30. Duh!