Today was based around making sure we had everything lined up for our first performance of The Jeweler's Shop with Richmond Catholic Theatre.
As we woke up and assembled the troops- 7 actors, 3 camera guys from Iceberg Media, and Marcin, our fixer, we were already in a hurry to grab a tram with 50 minutes to travel 4-5 miles to our building for tech prep and final rehearsal.
As Pope Francis arrived in Poland yesterday, we absolutely forgot about routes being blocked off for him going around town- and they were. Reinforced with polish military, we let them keep their road blocks.
The film guys rocked, carrying their gear all around as we attempted to find ways around the barricades. The time was ticking and just when we got frustrated for the 4th time that we aren't going to make our tram, God decided to send the Pope's motorcade right past us, just for a priority check perhaps :-) It was bizarre really as there was so much stress to get to the tram and then just, 'Oh!!! The Pope is coming!'... Only at World Youth Day probably... It was a pretty darn good spot to be :-)