About forty-five minutes before our Friday evening performance, Jim -- the guy who plays Lt. Shrank as well as our set designer and second-in-command stage manager -- was not able to clearly speak to us. We were worried that he was having a stroke, so we called for an ambulance. It's a good thing we did, because it was indeed a stroke, fortunately a minor one.
Patti called her husband and convinced him to take on the role of Lt. Shrank. He pulled it off amazingly well. (And since his character is a detective he was able to hold a clip board!)
Backstage was tricky, but we pulled it off. This was a total "The Show Must Go On" moment.