Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Smash Success!

Here we are: the cast of The Vagina Monologues. Young, old, in between; semi-professional actors and brand-newbies to the stage. What a wonderful group; and what a wonderful time we had.
Friday and Saturday performances were nearly sold out in that little theatre (roughly 300 people each night). We paid the bills Friday night, and were able to give over $500 to breast cancer research.
And oh my! The rush and the high of standing in front of a happy, responsive audience and making them laugh (or cry) is amazing! I'm hooked! There were so many wonderful compliments for me and rave reviews over the show.
Here I am not only covered in much more war paint than I normally use, but false eyelashes to boot -- with little blue beads on them! What fun it was to wear them. They were a little heavy, and I felt like I had spiders on my eyelids. So as soon as I got home Friday night, I collapsed in the armchair, peeled them off and put them on the coffee table. When I went back for them a few hours later, there was only one of them!. Although I searched under sofas and behind curtains on Saturday, I did not check where I suspected they might turn up --- the kitty litter box and Tolouse's latest contribution to same!!
My eyes may have been less noticable to the audience during Saturday night's performance, but at least my dignity was intact! (Well, as dignified as you can possibly be when your monologue is "The Flood"!)
Ahhhh! Now to rest and resume my normal, mundane, happy day-to-day life! My public will simply have to be patient and await my return to the stage (and screen?).


Suburban Princess said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Congrats!

Maureen said...

Haha! Good post! I knew you would rock!

Lisa E said...

Good For YOU! Encore!

The Words Crafter said...

Woohoo, good for you!!!! You look fantastic, but I can't imagine wearing those lashes. Roo would have eaten them, too! That's too funny about where it ended up!

Eva Gallant said...

Congratulations! You look fantastic and I'll bet you were a smashing success!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a wonderful experience for you! And even Toulouse got something out of it!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so glad this went well for you and the other ladies. What a wonderful experience. Now you have grease paint in your blood!!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Congratulations on a job obviously very well done! And may I say, (in my best Billy Crystal voice,) You Look Marvelous!

Anita said...

Way to go hun! Glad to hear that things went so well!

Karen said...

I'de say you are rock'n middle age. Congratulations on a great show! And for knowing how to have fun.

Jen Kershner said...

I'm amazed and in awe of your bravery! Yay for you!

Nezzy said...

Dang if Billy and Ethel didn't steal my line, but you really do look M-a-v-e-l-o-u-s darling!!! Yep, it sounds like your caught up in the spotlight hook, line and sinker. I bet you were fantastic! I would so love to see you in this.

Ya'll have a beautifully blessed day!!! :o)

wendy said... got to be in the Vagina Monologues. How cool is that.
I secretly would have liked to be a performer.
and you look awesome in the 'war paint'

svelteSTUFF said...

...and I repeat my applause with a standing ovation!
"BRAVO! to a VERY courageous Woman!"

knitwit said...

Fantastic!! I'm so glad the show was a hit, and even more glad that you had a great time!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Love this!!!