So the other day my hubby came up to me and said “hey, I applied to be an actor at Schmitt’s Farm, the Haunt, do you want to come with me to check it out?”
Truthfully, my first answer was no. It was after work and I was tired, but I knew he wanted me to go with him. So, being a good wife, I went.
First of all, when we got there, the parking lot was empty and it really looked like someone was going to come kill us as we waited. In fact, another person who was there to try out, came up to the car and I almost screamed. He looked creepy and he came right up to the door.
So not where I wanted to be.
We hung out in the parking lot as people trickled in and finally the event opened. The owners/actors brought us to the back where the Haunted House was and we sat down to listen to the spiel.
Then they let us act. Now, I have to tell you, I’m not an actress. At all. And I never wanted to be. But everyone else was trying out so I figured, what the hell. Why not. I was there anyway.
The first “room” they put me in was the bug room. There were spider webs all across the wall and they just put me there. No instruction, no advice. Nothing. I ended up pretending to be crazy and started screaming about “the bugs, the bugs!” I said there were bugs in my hair and slithering into my brain. I ran up to people and asked if they could see the bugs on my body and in my hair.
I might’ve actually scared a few people. The owner liked my first “audition” so he moved me into a room full of clocks. Just clocks and a strobe light.
This one was harder.
I don’t know what I said to them, something about tick-tock and “he’s coming to get you.” Or at least I think I said something like that. I don’t really remember. It wasn’t as good as the last time but it was alright. They were happy with it.
P.S., everyone got a part. Even me. I didn’t expect to get a part, and a little bit of me didn’t want a part either. It’s not that I didn’t want to do this with the husband, I love doing things with him, but this Haunt…this ghoul thing wasn’t really my idea of a super fun time. I get nervous around people and I always feel like they’re laughing at me.
It didn’t help any that the “veteran” actors didn’t even bother to try to be scared. If anything, they mocked us.
But, in general, I’ll admit that I kind of had fun. It was something outside of my wheel house and the hubby LOVED auditioning. He is ECSTATIC to get a part. He hasn’t stopped talking about it since we left there (which, by the way, was all weekend)
So, I’m a ghoul. I get paid minimum wage for a few hours Thursday through Sunday. It’s a little extra spending money and it’s something that I can do with my husband. Something we can enjoy together.
They haven’t given us our “assignments” yet, but I really hope they make me the crazy girl. I would be an awesome crazy girl.
I don’t even have to act!