I re-read yesterday's post and thought, good grief, now I'm misrepresenting myself, making it sound like I didn't do my homework until three weeks into the run. Which of course isn't true. But there's a different sort of subtlety, ease, playfulness that's coming in as I'm no longer cramming for opening night or clarifying what the eff I'm doing or rehearsing that prop exchange for the umpteenth time. There's upkeep, sure. But it's a never-ending process. The show will grow until we close next week, and then we'll put it away, but not because there was nothing left to explore.
It's like painters say, right? The masterpiece is never finished; you just stop working on it.