Adventure Boy came home a couple of weeks ago, and informed us that he was going to try out for a role in the school play. I thought that auditioning would be a great experience, so we sat down and surfed the Internet for a good, dramatic monologue for him to use. I printed it out, and he took it with him, along with a ton of study materials and homework, on his trip to Spain with Rocky.
(Yeah, haven't told you all about that yet, have I? Adventure Boy and Rocky went to Barcelona for 9 days over Thanksgiving vacation).
Anyway, I told AB that it was great that he was going to audition, but since there are a few thousand kids in his High School, and since he is a Freshman, and since he hasn't had any experience with acting except for one drama workshop last summer, he shouldn't expect to get a role... but should try his best to get the most out of the experience of trying.
Needless to say, he returned that evening and informed me that he had a call back the next day. They would be performing "Rebel without a Cause". So I helped him research the plot and the characters on the Internet, and the next day he went off armed with a fair understanding of the sort of stuff he'd be asked to read.
He got a part.
Not only that, but it is a pretty good part. A small but important role.
He's the female love-interest's abusive father.
Needless to say, he's a little creeped out by the role.
Anyway, I guess it goes without saying that you all will be informed of the date and time of the performances so that you can attend if you wish.