Wayback Wednesday: The Play’s the Thing

Marlene and me, getting ready to go onstage.
Marlene and me, getting ready to go onstage.

I don’t know why I woke up this morning thinking about this photo, but I knew it was the one I wanted to use for today’s Wayback Wednesday post. Only problem was, I couldn’t find it. I sent an email out to a few of my college friends, but to no avail. Finally, when I had just about decided I’d have to find something else, I remembered one last place to look – and there it was. Yippee!

This is my friend Marlene and I in costume for our roles in The Hostage, a play we did my senior year at Siena. Though I minored in theater, I did not act much (I was then, as I am now, a behind the scenes kind of gal), but this was an exception. As the outfits suggest, we were playing prostitutes, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never looked less like me than I did in that show – fake hair, fake boobs, a lifetime’s worth of makeup,  and my ass pretty much hanging out. Top it all off with an atrocious Irish accent, and I made a reasonably convincing Belfast whore. Or so I told myself, since I couldn’t have gotten out on the stage otherwise.


Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so we can snoop into your past, too!

6 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: The Play’s the Thing

  1. Chris Otto June 1, 2011 / 10:42 pm

    I recognize one of those legs. Awesome picture!

  2. Marlene June 1, 2011 / 10:46 pm

    The scary thing is, that was not fake hair for me, just spray painted gray.

    And could I be wearing more blush? I don’t remember wearing so much blush!

  3. Shannon June 1, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    I can’t believe you posted that picture! Haha.

    Ah the things we did to promote the arts….

  4. Mom June 1, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    Pretty tarts ‘ye were 

  5. Chris Otto June 2, 2011 / 12:05 am

    And still are! Pretty.

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