So I spent a good bit of time last night working the lines for this morning's audition, and some more time this morning. (And here's a tip on memorization: work on it before bed and you will retain a lot of it the next morning. A Second City instructor taught me that and it's magic.)
And I went there and, as I suspected, they had the lines up on cards anyway. Nerts!
But then they asked if I could do it without glasses. Good thing I memorized. Most of it, anyway. Three-quarters of it. And so I'm glad I went to the trouble, because it was, I think, pretty impressive to get that much copy -- pretty technical copy at that -- internalized.
And tomorrow morning I get up at 5 am for an early call on the south side ...