Got a phone call yesterday afternoon from the lady, whom I've not met, who is heading up costuming for a local community theater production of the musical The Children of Eden. This production company has some connections (ok, a VERY STRONG connection) to the Lee High School magnet, and she was given my name from someone who told her I was 'very good'. Could I please help out? I thought I detected a hint of desperation.
The problem is, regardless of whether I'm 'very good' or not, I'm definitely Very Swamped. I hedged, explaining that I'm already involved in a costuming project...when does the show open?
Hm....well, I gave her my email addy and told her to keep me in the info loop; if all goes well with the pirate costumes I might be able to help a little later. If I can.
She was disappointed...and I hate disappointing people.
Truth is, I'd kind of like to do it, just for the education I'd get from it. But I don't expect to have time right now. And there's nothing I can do about that.
I've got one of the surcoats opened up at the seams...the second one is about a quarter done. It's tedious...but once the seams are opened it should go back together fairly quickly. I hope. ;)
I gotta hit those piratey things next week.