Apart from the normal 8 hours of classes, it's also the final night of the One Act Drama Festival tonight. Our Youth Theatre is entering and this is when they perform.
The play in question is a melodramatic piece about WWI and has been directed (very well) by one of our senior students. Like the senior who has been directing Antigone, he has had a free hand from start to finish with as much support as we can muster.
For directors, the performance is a bit like the final exam. Once the dress rehearsal finishes, it isn't your play any more. It now belongs to the cast and the stage manager and the audience. That's how it should be.
Wishing them all well tonight, and hoping that my services as their loyal prompter will not be needed.