Oh intrepid, young virgins of 14/48....Thank you, Gary Menendez, lookin' forward to 7 brand spankin' new plays incorporating the theme "My Turn".
Writers Bruhn, Stewart, Fischnaller for Sieber, Jewell, Lindle, Haddad picking their numbers.
And thank you, Jim Jewell, for accepting the Mazen Award on behalf of Nellis, who made so many festivals memorable acting and writing. He will be toasted all weekend long. Rest in peace, sweet friend.
And Mark Fullerton is not the oldest man on Earth technically, just in 14/48 festival seasons....
The games have begun! The first keg tapped and tapped out -a festival first - it's hot outside but cool inside On the Boards, with cool bevies at the bar, why on earth would you choose to stay in your 110 degree brick oven of an apartment naked with appropriately placed bowls of ice? Come on down! All are welcome - 8pm and 10:30 shows Friday and Saturday, box office opens one hour prior to curtain, plenty of time to chill in the lobby and sip something icy.
Day begins early, Madison Market run is even earlier for remaining breakfast nosh (many thanks for their donation!).
(Saving money in these downturned times? We could still use a few ushers tomorrow [Friday night] and ushers/box office volunteers next weekend. 2 comps and 2 half pricers go to volunteers, good for the entire festival.....contact the Volunteer Coordinator [Deb Fialkow, me, this weekend, Megan Ahiers next weekend] at email@example.com)
Acting vet May and virgin writer Sieber Band vet Keene, 14/48 SC Fialkow, acting vet Fischnaller