in april, we put on remembrance at the winnetka community house. we repeatedly sold out and now we’re going to do it again.
today, we settled on a date and place for the next performances of remembrance which is a play about love, sacrifice, and how we honor the memory of those we have loved. oh, wait, those we will always love.
we had a cast of 27, a crew of six and a band of three very talented musicians. and we get to do it again. if you have someone you remember, love and miss this is the play about you. but if you want to be in a play, you should contact me. i want to work with you. the actors and everyone else associated with the project were sometimes in a play for the very first time.
we’re settled on december 5 and 6 in evanston. there are no cut auditions, which means you’ve already got a part.
if you want to out-cateblanchette cate blanchette and be elizabeth i i’m down with that. in the last production, we had a cleopatra, a winston churchill, an abraham lincoln and a lot of other interesting characters.
who would you like to be?
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.
what kind of people name an airline “spirit”? are they cheerleaders? are they members of the school show choir? do they believe in paranormal activity?
i’m just having the usual anxiety attack in the gate waiting for the los angeles flight. i’ve done my part–i’ve brought my fiance william clark (f2fb #60), the lucky flight plan, two rosaries, one evil eye medallion, and enough ativan to put down ALL the horses at arlington race track. but i’m still a little scared. this is my most ambitious trip–six days in los angeles and san diego. i am looking forward to the friends. i even got an invitation from jeff goldblum to watch him play jazz (thank you ann!) but alas i can’t attend this event. i have a packed schedule. . . but first i have get myself on the plane.
last night, i went to geoff moore’s birthday bash. i met geoff (f2fb #144) when he auditioned for a show i was writing and directing–he wouldn’t have been so nervous if he knew that everybody who showed up for the audition was going to have a part! i’ve never done a show without him. he is particularly good at being shot to death.
and making hamburgers, apparently.
my small goal is to be at friend 168, midway through the list, on july one. i have a new york trip, new england sprint, an ohio driveby, and then out to alaska–and beyond!
GET. ON. THE. PLANE!