To theater buffs, “Take five!” is a well-known order the director calls out in rehearsal. It means, “Take a break, relax, and come back ready to work!” One summer in high school, when I apprenticed at the Tanglewood Theater in North Carolina, the great Swedish actress Signe Hasso gave me a new perspective on “Take five!” Whereas most of us would bolt out of the sweltering rehearsal hall during breaks for some fresh air or a cold drink, Ms.
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