feliciakw: (Theater)
Hi, all!

The theater where I used to work full-time is in danger of closing. We have an unexpected budgetary shortfall (the specifics are a little complicated, but we thought we would be able to accept funding that it turns out we're not allowed to), and if we don't make up the deficit by Dec. 31, the theater will close.

To this end, in addition to the local asks that our campaign leader is making, a lot of us who love the theater are posting to social media to promote our on-line fundraiser.

Save the State . . . Fund Our Future

Geo and I have missed having fully staged community theater, and the thought of the venue closing permanently makes my heart hurt. I'm currently playing The Charwoman in a production of A Christmas Carol being staged at the theater, and the thought of full-scale community theater losing its venue just as we finish up our first production makes me very sad.

J comes to rehearsals with us quite often, and I'm saddened also by the though of him not having access to the arts.

Please consider, if you can, contributing a little bit to our cause. Every little bit helps, and time is of the essence.

Thanks!
feliciakw: (Winter)
This weekend was a C.S. Lewis weekend at work.

Friday night was a one-man show starring David Payne as C. S. Lewis. I got to see pretty much all of Act I and much of Act II. The play is presented as if you've stopped by to visit Jack, and he tells you stories about his life to entertain you while waiting for his brother to arrive.

We also screened the three Narnia movies over the course of the weekend, though having read only the first book, I didn't watch any of the second two movies.

My favorite quote of the weekend . . . when talking about the change of diet his state of health required:

"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart."

:D
feliciakw: (Sweeney)
Last night, we were one of only a handful of movie theaters that premiered the movie Copperhead, the third Civil War movie by director Ron Maxwell, who directed Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. We also had the privilege of having the director present for a Q&A and meet-and-greet after the movie.

I didn't get to watch the movie (was working, so my attention was elsewhere), but everyone who came said it was a really, really good movie. George worked as the projectionist, and he had some really amazing compliments for the director. You don't have to have seen the previous movies (which is good, because I haven't), but I hope I can watch it during the encore screening we're doing tomorrow.

Also, it was a very successful night for us financially, which is good. I hope things continue in this direction. We're recovering some from fairly egregious mismanagement, but hopefully things will be under control in the next few months.
feliciakw: (Bunqui in a sunbeam)
Last one out, please shut off the lights.

That would be me.
feliciakw: (Bunqui in a sunbeam)
So, life has been very busy recently.

Sleeping? Eating? What's that? )
feliciakw: (Theater)
I should be keeping a journal of my gig as house manager. Those of you who've been here long enough know that I LOVED my job as assistant house operations manager at the PAC back in Ohio. I hated leaving that job. And after five years of being an executive assistant, I'm now house managing again. Yay!

I've held four volunteer orientations.

Tonight we had our soft opening. I am exhausted and my feet hurt. But things went well. My concession folks had a really good time. One of the volunteers told me I can put her anywhere because she's not scared anymore. Heh. Everyone seemed to have a good time, and I've been told that my volunteers are very sweet. And apparently I did a good job, too.

Tomorrow is the grand opening. Bruce Hornsby. Sold-out house. Should be a really good show.
feliciakw: (Theater)
First Volunteer Orientation: Complete.
Me: Very, very tired.

I think--I hope--it was a success. I have some scarily scant sign-ups on some of the events.
feliciakw: (Theater)
. . . and it's beautiful.

Pictures when I can.
feliciakw: (Theater)
The marquee is being replaced on the theater today. It looks good. (I wish I had my camera. I really need new batteries.) We'll be having a "grand illumination" lighting celebration on Dec. 19. We'll open to the public for performances in May 2013.

It's getting closer.
feliciakw: (US flag)
Happy Independence Day to my American f-listies! I hope you have a safe and festive day with family, food, fireworks, and fun.

I've just gotten back from giving open house tours of the theater restoration where I work and will be working once the theater opens. My feet are numb, I've melted in sweat, and I'm ready for a nice cold shower. But the theater is going to be quite amazing when it's finished!

In a couple of hours, Geo and I will be heading back to the theater to watch the fireworks from the new "garden terrace" balcony of the theater. I get fireworks this year! Whenever I miss out on fireworks, July 4 just doesn't seem quite finished.

Actually, it's hard to believe that it's July 4 already. Where is the summer going?

Each year, I try to share a quote from 1776 one of my favorite musicals, that really brings to life the personalities of those individuals and motivations of the American Revolution. The following quote is one that was running through my head (though I couldn't remember it exactly) with the most recent turn in the road with our adoption journey--

Abigail Adams, reminding John of something he'd told her:

Commitment, Abby, commitment. There are only two creatures of value on the face of this earth--those with a commitment and those who require the commitment of others.
feliciakw: (Daffodils)
The foliage has been amazing (if a little bit early) this season.

The azaleas have exploded with color (with some still to come). The dogwoods have bee gorgeous (we need to see about nurturing the ones in our own yard, as they seem to be struggling).

The Good Friday play went well last night. I hope it was an encouragement and those who came got out of it what they needed.

I'm a little at a loss as to what exactly to do for the new person coming to our house. It seems like there's so much preparation that I don't know where to start, and I have no time to figure it out. (Pardon me while I freak out just a wee bit.)
feliciakw: (Daffodils)
Happy St. Patty's Day to ye!

Tonight I'm working an Irish dance. Our band is The Toad Mamas, and the dance is "contra dancing," or community dancing--American, Irish, squares, and reels. It will be an experience.

And beforehand, Geo and I are going out for shepherd's pie (me) and corned beef and cabbage (him).

Hope you all are having a festive time.
feliciakw: (Daffodils)
Spring has sprung. The trees are budding--beautiful pinks and whites. The forsythia are amazingly golden. Our daffodils are in bloom. Spring and autumn have such amazing color here. We've opened the windows to breezes through the house. We've got a chipmunk or two that uses our back porch as a shortcut. It's just amazingly contenting to find a comfortable spot in the house and just be.

The Good Friday play )

I'm going to DC tonight with a local drama reviewer. She has an extra ticket to a show, and she offered it to me. Free ticket, transportation, press night, and noshes. Why not?

St. Patrick's Day Toads )

The PAC

Feb. 29th, 2012 01:17 pm
feliciakw: (Theater)
For those who think that stands for "Political Action Committee," it does not. It's Performing Arts Center, thankyouverymuch.

My old job in Ohio is hiring. I felt a little twinge when it showed up in my e-mail box. Would that I could apply, but I've got other prospects at the theater here.
feliciakw: (Default)
Finally, I can catch up on some stuff without having to sit in our uncomfy computer chair (we definitely need a new one).

I am the Mighty Dispatcher of Snakes )

End-of-year fundraiser )
feliciakw: (Theater)
This past weekend was exhausting.

Saturday night was the "dinner theater" dinner/wine pairing/theater that was supposed to be held last June. I played the waitress in "The Philadelphia." George was also in this piece. He got to play "Hollywood producer" and I got to snark at him. It was fun. Got some very nice feedback on my character, and on the event in general. (Other scenes performed by other actors were "Sure Thing" and portions of "Beyond Therapy."

Sunday was our turn to teach the four-year-olds, then later Geo and I were the child care for the introduction to our church class for potential new members. Ten kids ranging in age from teen to 3. Six of the ten were siblings, four of those siblings were boys. Add to that the fact that there was nothing of teen interest for the teens to do (other than wrestle with siblings), and it made for an interesting hour and a half.
feliciakw: (Theater)
"When [actors] are talking, they are servants of the dramatist. It is what they can show the audience when they are not talking that reveals the fine actor."

~Sir Cedric Hardwicke

You know who I immediately thought of, right?

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