Thursday, April 14, 2016

True Love is Friendship


Last night's show was .... ok... ah, hell, actually it was a calamity of errors... (I forgot so many lines, we had a tiny audience, one of my castmate's cars broke down so he only arrive 10 minutes before the show was to start...it was just weird energy all around...) But there was a beautiful, SURPRISE silver lining! I was so upset at my mistakes during the show that I didn't even want to come out and take a bow at the end of the show, but I had to - and when I did, I heard cheers. For me???? No way! Not tonight! Then.....I saw these two amazing friends of mine in the audience! They had come all the way from Manhattan to Westfield, NJ over an hour away! Just to support me. AMAZING. I was stunned. This show only plays in New Jersey and while all the venues are very accessible by public transit, it's JERSEY so I didn't actually expect anyone I know to actually come, at all. Manhattanites will barely go to Brooklyn, let alone "easy-Jersey" like Jersey City or Hoboken. So to come deep into Jersey like this is unthinkable. But THEY did. And they managed to keep it a secret from me (another major feat!). I'm so impressed and my heart was so warmed. Friends like these remind you that you are truly loved. 

I never expect anyone to do anything "extra" for me, that's why it blew me away. 
I'm beyond grateful. 
So we went out for drinks after the show and got silly...

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends





Still crying over this video.

Friday, April 8, 2016

After the show is the ...



 ......wait for it....

Me last night after the show.

BTW, the show, Almost Maine, is going well. We've had large and enthusiastic audiences so far which is great for a show that didn't get promoted (it doesn't even appear on the theater company's website....). A couple of local newspapers mentioned us and that's about it, but that was enough to get people to these libraries to see us and I love that. The thing is though, after a performance, I'm so amped up. So full of energy. I want to go dance, party, talk, celebrate...I don't know! I'm just extra lively after a show. One of my cast members works out at 24 Hour Fitness after the show. ....good idea, except my gym isn't open that late... So I come home, turn on some music and chill alone with a glass of wine while I wait for my energy to diminish so that I can go to sleep. Last night, Pink, my cat, seemed to be in the same mood.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Gig Alert: Almost Maine

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A tomboy, a drama queen, a bachelorette bride and a sexpot... These are all the characters I play in Almost Maine, new play opening TONIGHT! Produced by Jersey City based, Hudson Shakespeare Company. This run is a little unconventional because it's a library tour. Haven't been in a library in ages, so I'm not even sure who our audience will be....but it's good to be back "on stage". And this is a great piece to play in. It's a series of vignettes on couples falling in or out of love...We are a cast of 4 (two ladies, two men) and we each play 4 different characters in the various couples. Sweet, funny, sad, all the stuff you feel when it comes to falling in love... ;-)
Admission is FREE.

Shows:
Friday, April 1st
Seacaucus Public Library @ 7pm

Sunday, April 3rd @ 1pm
Springfield Public Library @ 1pm

Monday, April 4th
Kenilworth Public Library @ 7pm

Thursday, April 7th
Teaneck Public Library @ 7pm

Friday, April 8th
Bogota Borough Public Library @ 7pm

Sunday, April 10th
Summit Public Library @ 2pm

Wednesday, April 13th
Westfield Memorial Library @ 7pm

Thursday, April 14th
Woodbridge Public Library @ 7pm

Saturday, April 16th
Johnson Public Library, Hackensack, NJ @ 1pm
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