Sadly, the play closed last night (that is, a few hours ago). More sadly than usual because I had such a huge personal investment in this one. I worked so hard on the script and it felt like a struggle sometimes to try to get everyone to believe in what we were doing. But I think it all came out well in the end.
I am old enough now that I don't do a show hoping for fame and fortune (though a little fortune wouldn't be unwelcome). Instead, during curtain calls, I find myself looking out at the audience, checking each face, hoping desperately that someday I will see someone who is there just for me. But I am old enough now to know that it is foolish to think of such things.