between shows
   involuntarily unemployed
   Theatrical jargon, not used of those rehearsing for a new part. Also as between jobs, especially for those who do not tread the boards:
    'I worked on lots of pictures a his over the years.' 'Did he know you were between shows?' (Wambaugh, 1981 — the first speaker was an out-of-work dancer)
    'What do you do?'... 'I'm between jobs.' 'Are you an actor?'... 'No.' (Hall, 1988)

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