Wednesday, September 2, 2009

one heck of a stage name

Another opening night.

This time in Hyogo.

But by this time, after over 500 performances, we all pretty much know the drill.

Not much changes. Ever.

Oh, except today.

Except my name.

It seems that I have a new stage name here in Japan; one of the local Japanese crew members unwittingly bequeathed it to me, and this one just might stick.

The cast was that thrilled by it.

Anyway, I was wandering into the theater, getting ready for sound check, and I hear, Jessica! You gotta come see this, quick!

I go to where Sterling has motioned me--the board with all of our dressing room assignments on it for the week--and sure enough, this is what all the hubbub is about.
And just like that, I am Jessica Ratshaw.

Only here in Japan would that "L" get mistaken for an "R," changing my name entirely.

This is just too good.


brianna said...

i love this.

Jenna Latshaw said...

haha that is hilarious!

Jonathan Latshaw said...

that has serious stickability

Mandy and Jack said...

HA! Maybe you should just go ahead and go by Copeland from now on. :)

Jessica Latshaw said...

between being called "fatshaw" by my cast and "ratshaw" by the Japanese (and now, of course, by my cast as well!), you may just be right!!!!

Don't think Copeland could be made into such cute nicknames as those:)

kathiek said...

Your branded now, Jess!

James Ricardo The Actor said...

LOL, I didn't even notice

Michele said...


Nina said...

That's hysterical. Could take a while to live that down, huh?

Karenkool said...

This gave me a good laugh!!!