Unfiltered Story #28373

VA, USA | Unfiltered | March 30, 2017

(It’s opening night, and everyone is in the greenroom getting in costume and putting makeup on. Since my sister and I are in the first couple of scenes we’re the first ones to finish getting ready. The play’s not until 7:00, and we all got there at 5:30 because the majority of the cast are playing animals, which calls for complicated makeup. As such, we’ve got a lot of extra time on our hands.)

Sister: Hey [Actor 1] if you have time, could you take a picture of [My Name] and I?

Actor 1: Sure, I have plenty of time.

Me: We want to send it to our dad, since he’s out of town and can’t be here tonight.

Actor 2 (interjecting, confused): Wait, you two are sisters?

(The three of us stare at Actor 2 in shock. If you look at my sister and me, it’s pretty easy to tell that we’re related. In fact, even though she’s almost two years younger, we’ve frequently been mistaken for twins, and occasionally for each other.)

Me (amused): Yes, we are.

Sister (also amused): How did you not know that? We’ve been working on this play for months and you just realized that we’re related?

Actor 2 (shrugs, laughing at his own mistake): Guess I just never really thought about it.

Actor 1 (laughing): It’s like if someone didn’t realize that [Male Lead] and I are brothers!

Actor 2 (even more shocked): Wait you guys are brothers!

(We all found it pretty amusing, especially since we’ve all seen the cast list multiple times, and he would have seen that my sister and I shared a last name and that Actor 1 and the Male Lead shared a last name.)

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