The first year, I received director's notes from E. Last year, she became upset when the script was modified to suit events as they unfolded. She has solemnly sworn not to get upset when folks deviate from the script this year. It's all performance art. So why am I posting about it now? Because I have two RSVP's from boys already. I love having a daughter, but it's the boys that make the party fun. The girls are generally more squeamish than E and prone to being frightened by pirates and wild men in our woods jumping out at them. I have to admit, I write my script to an audience of boys and tomboys.
When a six year old boy cries because his parents tell him it's time to leave, my work is done. This year, I have the challenge of 7-8 year old boys. It has to be edgy enough for a tv generation and clever enough that they can't skip steps.