The play’s the thing

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Although I seldom take the stage these days, there is still a lot of acting in my life. Some days with Akiva are like one long improv, as we bounce from one setup to the next. Some of the cues and casts of characters follow.

“Ima, let’s play Castle!”
Queen Hyacinth…Akiva
Princess Periwinkle…Naomi
Prince Snapdragon…Gideon
King Rhubarb…Bill

“Ima, let’s play Dinosaur!”
T-Rex…Akiva
Plant-eaters…Naomi, Bill, and Gideon

“Ima, let’s play Arizona!”
Muddy…Akiva
Papa…Naomi
Daddy…Akiva
Gideon…himself

“Ima, let’s play School!”
Lana…Akiva
Krisla…Naomi
Jen…Bill
Sophia…Gideon

“Ima, let’s play Mississippi!”
Jakie…Akiva
Gabriel…Gideon
Deb…Naomi
Marek…Bill
(“Lev wasn’t born yet.”)

“Ima, let’s play The Berman Family!”
Sarah, the fifteen-year-old daughter…Akiva
Lisa, the mom…Naomi
Baby Brother…Gideon
Jeff, the dad…Bill

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