Tooting my own horn

Well, so much for writing frequently.

Anyway, today’s post is an early invitation. I am slated to appear in South Bend Civic Theatre‘s production of Almost, Maine.

The casting challenges Aristotelian theory that spectacle be treated differently than art; however, knowing much of the cast and being part of the cast, it is a product I am happy to be part of. The spectacle is that many of us are couples in real life playing couples on stage, and for my wife, it is her first speaking role on stage ever. I’m anxious for her, but she’s pretty great even if I do say so myself.

I’m selfishly more anxious for myself as I’ve been away from the stage for over a year and a half, and I’m particularly anxious about our three children who will be backstage for the production.

Come out to the show, won’t you?

SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE, 403 N. Main St.

With Underwriting by VILLING & Co., and SUNNY 101.5

Presents:

“ALMOST, MAINE” by John Cariani.

February 6-7-8, 11-12-13-14-15

Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 P.M. and Sundays at 3:00 P.M.

The Warner Studio Theatre

$17 Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, $19 Friday & Saturday.

Ticket Sales: 574-234-1112 (12-6, Mon.-Fri.) or online at http://www.sbct.org
<http://www.sbct.org/&gt;

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts…

Our first 2009 STUDIO SEASON production in SBCT’s Warner Studio Theatre is
John Cariani’s quirky, romantic comedy, Almost, Maine, where, under a big,
moonless northern sky, town residents are falling in—and out—of love. Knees
are getting bruised, hearts are getting broken; but the bruises heal and
hearts mend—almost—in this “mid-winter night’s dream.” A magical look at
relationships of the heart, this story of a town and its people will leave
you spent from laughter and thoroughly warmed from the inside out.

Leigh Taylor directs a cast made up of mostly “real-life” couples,
including: Jeff Beyer & Jenny DeDario, David & Deborah Girasek-Chudzynski,
Michael & Terri Coffee, Kyle Curtis & Tabitha Lee, Rick Ellis & Steve
Gergacz, Ted & Melissa Manier, as well as Vincent Belancio, Kathleen
Canavan-Martin, Abbey Frick, Seyhan Kilic, Phil Kwiecinski, Nicole Brinkman
Reeves, and Doug Streich.

And . . . call NOW . . . about our special VALENTINE’S DAY PACKAGE!!

On Saturday, February 14, treat you and your Valentine to a Special Pre-show
Reception just for lovers. Whet your romantic appetite with a buffet that
includes:

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts, Buffalo Chicken
Éclairs, Assorted Canapés, Borsin Stuffed Redskins with Caviar, Chicken
Satays, White and Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, and topped off with a
glass of wine to toast your sweetheart (a cash bar also available).

Cost is $78 per couple and includes the buffet, your tickets to the show,
and a rose for your honeypie.

Doors open at 6:30 for the reception.
I don’t know about you, but Buffalo Chicken Eclairs don’t sound particularly appetizing to me, but maybe I’m reading the menu with improper emphasis.

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