i have written a play. it’s called remembrance and it’s about love, sacrifice, what happens to us when we die and the universal fear of being forgotten. and how we honor and remember those we love.

the play will be performed at the winnetka community house on april 23, 24, 25 and 26. i am grateful to gina sich who works there and has secured the rooms. there will be no cut auditions on february 22 from two to four at the house. meaning you have a part. you are already a superstar.

there are two casts. one is a core of eight who will be asked to rehearse over the course of late march and into april. they will have to memorize lines, interact with their castmates and probably buy me candy. the remainder of the cast, and i sure hope it’s a big one, only needs to rehearse a few times and gets to choose who they are. maybe you’ve always wanted to be marie antoinette. maybe george washington. maybe socrates. maybe a simple peasant boy from france. the only person you can’t be is cleopatra and that’s because marion scully has already called dibs.

i have had a rough year as you well know. but i need to do this. and i need you. you might be an actor. you might prefer to be a musician. you might be a graphics designer. you might be someone who is willing to help me sell tickets or contact local media. the only slots that have been filled are caterer for the cast party and my bodyguard.  the bodyguard is totally badass.

so help me out here. send this email to every friend you know. because they are your friends they are now mine and i want to meet them on february 22. tell me what you are able to help with. and think about who you are inside.

we are all meant to be loved. and we are all meant to be remembered.


9 responses to “remembrance

  • carolynquinn

    If I could get there and be in it, I’d be Shirley Temple!

  • Todd S. Parkhurst


    I think I mentioned to you that I have been cast as Galileo and the Emperor of the Moon. That Show Runs Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Starting on Friday, February 20, so I cannot attend the casting on Sunday, February 22.

    It is a way complex, but I think it will be a good, show. Singing, dancing, and speechifying in excess. I get to marry people.

    I sure hope you will save me a Remembrance part.

    Looking forward to talking with you on Friday, January 23 at noon to prepare for the/Selection meeting on Sunday January 25. The meeting runs from 2:59 PM; we are scheduled to make their pitch at 2 PM.

    And here’s another invitation for you come down and meet me for lunch sometime soon. Is the Z car running yet?

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    • arlynnpresser

      looking forward to friday. much to talk about! and of course there’s a part for you! there’s a part for anybody who wants to be in this production! and if someone didn’t feel they wanted to be an actor they could build the set or help with costume! i’m excited about this project but sadly the supercar is not operational at the moment. working on it!

  • wendy sorrentno

    Thanks Arlynn,
    Looking forward to your play!

  • Eva Silberman

    It is such a honor to be playing Chandler and I cant wait to see what i can do with the part. Thank you for the opportunity of a life time to play in the core!
    Eva S.

    • arlynnpresser

      eva it is absolutely my joy to work with you! we are going to rock out! make sure you check in with facebook page remembrance and also let me getget you on the mailing list. also, start thinking about friends and family that you want to see you SHINE! tix are at

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