We picked up our costumes for the Leran'Cestral this afternoon and we will be wearing them at dress rehearsal on Thursday. Hopefully, for me at least, a full rehearsal of all the scenes in order will bring some semblance of order to this pageant. Up to this point, I'm still a little hazy about how much time is really flying by.
Anne-Marie (the boss lady) and her team of seamstress elves were hard at work when we interrupted them, but they cheerfully accommodated "Doog" and Nancy. She flipped through her rosters of figurants (walk-ons) to verify our parts for costumes. All the names of our fellow figurants were listed by surname in ALL CAPS followed by prenom, and then were just the single names of Doug and Nancy. Kinda like Cher, Madonna, J-Lo, Beyonce.....
One of the elves, who also has a role in the performance, wisked us off into a room with hundreds of mideaval costumes appropriately separated by characters (payasans, nobilisse, pauvre gen, indiens, gladiateurs or moins). We had our choice, although monks costumes didn't have alot of variety. I was like a kid in a candy store. The photo is my nobility outfit for the processional, and I also have an everyday paysan utility dress.
I came across a YouTube ad promoting this year's Leran'Cestral 2007---imagine that! It is a video clip from last year's performance. So, if you want to see what you will be missing this Sunday, hopefully you can just click on the link below. If that doesn't work, copy it and paste it in your address bar. Break a leg!