I have a box in which I keep old things that make me smile. Notes, Cards, Trinkets, Photos… they all go in there.
Tonight I was taking a quick peek through the box and I found an old memento from 1997. Back then, I stage managed a play that involved the use of firearms and explosives. It was the final show of the season for a student theatre company called ENCORE! and it was the very first time that I would stage manage. First time stage managing? Let’s give Jen 2 guns and some explosives to look after! Sounds safe, right?
And it actually was. We were all very diligent about loading the guns properly, and for a group of teens, were very safe and responsible with the dangerous goods on hand.
On the final evening show, we did decide to have a bit of fun and we overloaded the exploding stove to really send the show off with a bang! Loud, scary, and effective.
I was able to keep the stove cover as a memento… aren’t the powder burns lovely?