Tonight I saw a junior high production. Now, it is true, that junior high plays are not known as the bastion of high art, but this particular musical has a soft spot in my heart, because I helped produce it manymany years ago. I happened to personally know one of the leads through the teen center my congregation helps operate, so all in all it was an enjoyable experience.
But as I walked away I felt… I don’t know. Nostalgia isn’t right; while I really do like the play, when I was in it, my life was pretty hellish. So it’s not like I want to go back to that. (Though, yes, I would love to have a crack at being on stage for it and not “just” stage manager.)
What was the feeling? (more…)