Very cool! I love the idea about the silient monks (hey, sounds like a band your son listens to...). It definitely sounds very promising!
I made a second draft of the play after meeting with the professor on Monday. The only changes he said should be made were the ones I had already listed on the front page that I had decided on the night before, but just hadn't added in yet. They were all fairly minor, such as adding about 10 extra lines of dialogue for the final goodbyes between characters, as well as adding in another line in the final speech one of the characters gives at the very ending. I also ran an alternative ending by him, which I had in mind, and we decided it was better than the one I had already written.
Tonight I'm going to do the sketches for set design, another area I have never been involved in. When I'm in the theater, I'm on stage, so I'm hoping to have some sort of role in that. This way I can dictate what the flats need to look like, LOL. We really don't have someone for that, and you can tell. For A Christmas Carol, a girl who was an actress decided she'd rather be in charge of the sets, and that was a mistake. Two flats looked exactly alike, when they were supposed to be two completely different places. One of the other flats featured two store fronts and alley between them, but she drew the buildings wrong, so they looked like they continued on forever into the distance. Additionally, she put "Toy's" on one store's window, and "Butch's Butchers Shops" on the other. She said that she meant the one store belonged to a man named Toy, and the other was a mistake.
It's pretty hard to not die a little when I look at that flat.