I had a great meeting with Pattie today. She has a very warm and welcoming way about her and that made it easier to discuss openly my thoughts on Lebedyev. Of course, a lot more will come out in rehearsals, but to go into the read through with ideas is always a good thing. Pattie and I both agree that Lebedyev is very much a ''sad clown''...fun on the outside, but hurting on the inside...a lot like a Chaplin character or one of the characters played by Jack Lemmon (thrilled me to hear this).
Very happy with the progress made in the meeting.
Can't wait for the September 4th to start to this production!