Monday, August 22, 2011

39 Steps…The Day Off

Good Evening,
It's the official day off today. Why Monday?
Seems to come from tradition mostly. Most weekly performances end with a Sunday matinee, with the company getting the Monday off. This carries over to rehearsal and, in my mind, provides rhythm throughout the process.
One other possibility exists:
"One ghost-related superstition is that the theatre should always be closed one night a week to give the ghosts a chance to perform their own plays. This is traditionally on Monday nights, conveniently giving actors a day off after weekend performances." - Wikipedia

Anyone else have reasons that Monday is the "day off"?

No matter the reason, we will take it and rest up for take-off in...33 days...

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