Broadway dreams

By Aubree Bailey
On March 30, 2018


I can see it now: bright lights in my face, deafening applause and shouts of “Encore!” and “Brava!” hitting my ears. 

I’ve just debuted on Broadway in a one-woman, self-authored show entitled “Sass and the City,” which chronicles my journey from my first role in a staged reading at ASU to stardom.

Maybe I’m getting a tad bit overambitious here. In fact, I would probably severely dislike fame; it requires immense amounts of time around people. But it is true: I am playing the role of Olivia in a staged-reading of Twelfth Night, a Shakespearian comedy. 

We started rehearsals several weeks ago, and although I wasn’t too enthralled initially with having to participate for class credit, I soon found myself wishing I could run lines more and more. In fact, on days I don’t get to practice, I feel disappointed. 

Olivia, you see, is a countess. 

Now, I am perfectly happy with my life, and I’ve never much been one to seek the spotlight. But getting to slip into the position of a countess, order servants around and generally enjoy my stage power is something I could make a regular hobby. 

There’s something liberating about shedding your identity and taking on one you could never achieve in real life. 

I wouldn’t say I possess any true talent as an actress, but I can certainly see the appeal of making it one’s life profession.

If you are free Tuesday, April 10th, at 7 o’clock in the evening, you should come watch me and my brilliant co-actors stage Twelfth Night. Who knows, it might be the beginning of someone’s performance career- just probably not mine. 


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