Part I: Julie's Take
It sounds pretty simple in theory. Willing fans put together a script and turn it in at the beginning of the cruise. Two days later we start our day at sea off with the lucky winners getting to act out their skits with the actors of their choice. Sounds fun, right? What, what ensues is part slapstick, part improve, part R rated and a completely enjoyable way to kick off yet another day of the Soap Cruise. The moment all of the actors were introduced and called upon to act out the first winning script, all of our plans to take notes kind of flew out the porthole. The humor was rampant and I just don't trust my memory or my chicken-scratch notes well enough to do it justice, so Deanna and I decided to do a "She said/She Said" blog for you. First off, here's what stood out to me as notable: Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery, All My Children) set the whole thing up and reminded fans that no one was trying to win an Emmy. Trust me, the best actors on that stage ended up being one or two of the fans. Everyone else was too busy doing improve to deliver a straight line. The first winning script was entitled "Emergency Room Antics" written by Jessica from Ohio.