Monday, July 23, 2012

Payback's a Blessing

Veronica, Derrick, Rebecca, Nelson, Karen, Ben, Doug, Jeff, and Diana
I don't usually get all moist and misty around here, and I don't intend to do it now. But I cannot let this last production of Standing on Ceremony pass into memory without scratching out a few words of gratitude.

The playlets that comprised our evening's entertainment might not have been the stuff of classic material; but they were, each of them, heartfelt and "of the moment." Not too much of this, not too little of that, each one of them was just right.

The talented people in this picture (along with our technical crew, Brad) make up one of the reasons that I crawl out of my home to do this kind of thing every now and then. They gave me back a sense of joy in theatre-making I had not felt for some time. Each one of them was exuberant, kind, and considerate.

For a few weeks, I had the pleasure to bask in their light. I found it warm and sunny.

"Thank you" is all I can think of to say to them.

I hope that that will be just right.


  1. would love to have been there!

  2. Would love to have had you here! Keep in mind, what we presented was a series of simple blackout sketches, and like the review said, we were preaching to the choir. The real joy was in witnessing the performances of a troupe of players at the top of their form — all the way from the youngsters to the old pros. They were, each and every one of them, a joy!

  3. In fact, the next "Big One" is coming up in the first quarter of next year when I direct Tennessee Williams' first-produced play at the Allways Lounge and Theatre (which was my first home—under a different name). That's the one you wanna keep an eye out for!

  4. Wow, that's exciting! You'll be ready.


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