Opening knitting


Opening night. Theatre premiere. Everthing is hectic behind stage. The director believes the clock is one hour later than it is and tries to hurry everyone. Make up, hair, clothes. Remembering lines. Whispering in the set pieces. Everyone on the edge. Small mistakes covered up. A forgotten prop. Tip-toeing invisibly. Knitting between scenes. A lot going on at a theatre that the audience doesn’t see.¬†And later, success, relief, breathing. It’s over, the audience leaving, the theatre darkens, everything calm and empty.

Till we meet tomorrow again.