What's on your mind? Get it out here!
Warning, my vent is long! I edited it to make it easier and shorter to read :-)
I need to vent about this charity event I'm involved in. It's a performance to benefit the local children's theatre and performing arts at the college. I'm on the board at the children's theatre, as I did a lot of acting and singing growing up, but I haven't done any actual performances since high school. When this guy from this charity came to the children's theatre to ask us to partner with his fund to do a benefit that was musical cabaret, I thought "how fun. this would be a great way to ease back into doing some local theatre. It shouldn't be too time-consuming."
No, this guy expects the cast, which is mostly teenagers with a few adults sprinkled in -- to drop everything all the time for this show, which runs the last weekend of september.
We were only supposed to have wednesday rehearsal this week, but he added rehearsal monday and tuesday. He had Saturday and Sunday TBA on the original schedule, I asked him last night to give me times, and he wouldn't give me an end time for either day. Uh, I have other things going on in my life! And then we have to be there every single evening next week, but I can't complain about that because I knew that. It jsut wouldn't be as irritating if I wasn't giving up my whole weekend and part of this week, too.
The kicker is that he emails the cast this morning (remember, most of these kids are in school) and says that he needs to know ASAP if we can be at the theatre tomorrow morning because there's an opportunity to be on the morning news. I tell him I have to be at work at 8:30, and he has the nerve to say I should ask my boss if I can be late. Excuse me? This is my JOB. I want to drop out, but know I am committed. I want him to kick me out, truthfully, but I'm not enough of a trouble-maker to make that happen.