Well, if he's John Cleese and you're me...you step into his role.
At least in rehearsals. From yesterday, when we ran his numbers with me (at right, with the rose) as him.
Thankfully, he'll be re-assuming his position with two shows on Sunday. And while I've had less stressful days on vacation (yup, directing live shows is how I spend a few days of mine), I gotta say it was fun being the 7th Python...if only for an afternoon.