Wednesday, April 13, 2011

They Call The Tweets Maria

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For a bit of promotion and a bit of fun, during our April 9 evening performance of TWELFTH NIGHT (where I am playing the role of Maria,) I live tweeted throughout the play, writing the secret (and not so secret) thoughts and feelings of the character. I took some photos backstage, and I even got a chance to take one onstage as a part of the action (you’ll see links to these photos within the entries, noted by “PHOTO”)

Below you’ll find all of the tweets, along with the Act/Scene markers, so you know when I was tweeting. If you see a scene marker for a scene I wasn’t in, that’s because I was tweeting backstage, fully in character. (At some scenes, I come on and off stage multiple times, which accounts for the multiple tweets per scene. It was fun!)

I have also interspersed our official production photos, taken by the lovely Tasha Straley of Straley Photos. If you own the play TWELFTH NIGHT, feel free to read along!

PS- if Maria had a Twitter handle, it would probably be @SaucyMaid or @TobysLover.


ACT ONE, SCENE ONE

@ErinCronican
Where they hell is Toby? We were supposed to have a date tonight. He’d better not be out with that ass, Andrew. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
I even curled my hair tonight, and I never do that. Well, as long as Toby comes home ready for action... #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
See? I curled my hair! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

Backstage photo

ACT ONE, SCENE THREE

@ErinCronican
What the hell is wrong with Sir Andrew? First he asks to woo me, then he ignores my advances. Maybe he’s gay...? #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican, with Nathan Ramos (Sir Andrew)
ACT ONE, SCENE FIVE

@ErinCronican
Gotta get the house ready for the day-Olivia’s still not taking visitors & she’s in a foul mood. I hate work sometimes. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Feste cracks my sh*t up! I wish he could get back in the good graces of my lady. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Phew! That was a close one. One of these days Toby is gonna get thrown out for coming home so drunk. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

Erin Cronican, with Jorge Hoyos (Toby), David Arthur Bachrach (Feste) and Anna Marie Sell (Olivia.)

@ErinCronican
This young, cute kid just showed up to see Olivia. I hope he’ll pull her out of her funk because she needs to get laid! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Malvolio is pissing me off. He keeps bossing me around, and showing me up in front of Olivia. Grrrrr... #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

Erin Cronican, with Brandon Walker (Malvolio)

ACT TWO, SCENE THREE

@ErinCronican
WTF?? Those asses are making so much noise outside. I might have to do a striptease to make them pay attention to me. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
I know you must think I’m a slut, but sex is the only language these boys seem to understand. I’m actually a lady. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Toby, don’t yell at me. You don’t need anymore wine. Your breath stinks of whiskey. You’re still hot, though... #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican, with Jorge Hoyos (Sir Toby)
@ErinCronican
Dude- hilarious! Malvolio tried to scold me in front of my friends, and I totally baffled him by pretending I liked it. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

ACT TWO, SCENE FIVE

@ErinCronican
Malvolio has asked for it- he’s such a ponce, and thinks he walks on water. I’m cooking up the BEST practical joke. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Toby is gonna looooovvvveeee me! Maybe he’ll finally propose. It’s been long enough... #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican, with Jorge Hoyos (Sir Toby) and Ned Lynch (Fabian)
@ErinCronican
And here it is...... The Letter to end all letters... #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Backstage photo

@ErinCronican
OMG!!! I almost got caught! I just set down the letter and he came prancing in. I barely got into the house unnoticed! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican
@ErinCronican
I sure hope it works. Malvolio’s such a Puritan that I’m convinced he’ll do anything I ask of him in the letter. Sucka! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Thanks for all the tweets of support, folks. Glad to know you hate Malvolio as much as I do! :) Work has been tough... #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Oh sh*t! Malvolio just came bursting through the door to see if anyone was watching! What’s happening out there? #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
I can hear Toby laughing! Man, he’s so sexy, even if he’s 20 years older. If I could marry into this family I’d be set! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Malvolio- your ass is grass! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican, with Jorge Hoyos (Sir Toby)

INTERMISSION

@ErinCronican
Man- only a 10 minute break?!? Olivia’s a slave driver! Can’t a gal powder her nose? #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

ACT THREE, SCENE ONE


@ErinCronican
C’mon, Olivia- make up your mind! First you want me with you, then you send me away. Can someone say: neurotic?? #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican, with Anna Marie Sell (Olivia)
@ErinCronican
Um, Malvolio is even more cocky today than ever. Is it possible that he’s wearing lady’s underwear? #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
He is!!!!! I have to tell Toby!!!! Wait, where’s Toby? #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

ACT THREE, SCENE TWO

@ErinCronican
This is Olivia- has anyone seen Maria? Romantic emergency- need my household staff, stat! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

ACT THREE, SCENE FOUR


@ErinCronican
Crap! Olivia just caught me & asked me to bring in Malvolio. I have no idea what’s gonna happen but it’s gonna be good! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican, with Anna Marie Sell (Olivia)
@ErinCronican
Malvolio is so full of himself that he actually posed for this shot! I have limed him! #MariaInTwelfthNight.
9 Apr
Onstage photo!
@ErinCronican
Though... I think I may have gone too far- he’s pretty far off his rocker. I hope I’m not found out... #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Fabian, Toby and I just came up with a great idea - we’re gonna make Malvolio think he’s gone mad! Work has been fun today! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican, with Jorge Hoyos (Sir Toby) and Ned Lynch (Fabian)
@ErinCronican
Loving your shout outs and RTs! Sometimes I think I’m a little mean - your kind words let me know Malvolio deserves it. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Man, this has been the longest day ever. Pranking takes a lot out of a girl... Need a cocktail. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
There’s an argument in the garden- looks like there’s a criminal on the loose. Where’s Toby? I hope he’s safe... #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Um, Cesario just started a fight with Andrew (who’s a pansy.) What the hell is happening here?!? #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Holy crap!! Toby just pulled a gun on Cesario! Oh no... Olivia just stopped it but threw Toby out. I have to fix this. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

ACT FOUR, SCENE ONE

@ErinCronican
Wow- I’ve never seen Toby this depressed. I love him so, so much. He may be a drunk, but he’s valiant and talented. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican, with Jorge Hoyos (Sir Toby), David Arthur Bachrach (Feste) and Brandon Walker (Malvolio) 
@ErinCronican
Um... Toby just asked me to come to his chamber. Did I just see a priest walk by...? #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Yum... Toby gives the best foot massages. I think this is the first downtime I’ve had in a week! Now, a bubblebath... #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

ACT FOUR, SCENE TWO

@ErinCronican
No! My bubblebath is interrupted- again! Toby has got to find a way to handle his own messes. Oh, wait- is that blood? #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
How he heck did Cesario done his to him? Cesario is a pipsqueak! A cute pipsqueak, but pipsqueak no less. #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Men will be boys- I sooo love taking care of my Sir Toby. His hurt is being looked to, with me. :) #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr
Erin Cronican, with Jorge Hoyos (Sir Toby)

ACT FIVE, SCENE ONE

@ErinCronican
Holy crap- I can’t believe I’m saying this, but... Toby just proposed!!! And I said yes! #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr

@ErinCronican
Remember that priest I mentioned? Well, he hath married us! Check out the ring (he did good!) #MariaInTwelfthNight
9 Apr



END OF PLAY

@ErinCronican
Back to Erin! The cast demolished a couple of bottles of wine in honor of our 2 show day. Thanks for watching!
9 Apr



Hope you enjoyed the tweets - we have 5 more shows left of TWELFTH NIGHT -- tickets can be purchased online via our website: http://www.seeingplacetheater.com . You can follow me on Twitter at @ErinCronican.

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Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has toured nationally with plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.erincronican.com.

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