I thought I would share a few pictures that my pal Pierre Baudet took of the debut performance of "My Mother Has Four Noses." (the crappy other pictures in the gallery are mine of course!!)
What a joy to have lights, a stage, the added drama of a real theatre. And the palpable support from YOU. All of you who pitched into the pledge campaign, who came from far and wide, open to this new venture of mine.
Sara Hannafin, from the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT worked tirelessly to pull off this premier. From the time she heard about "4 noses" to the fabulous VIP brunch her mother "Queenie" threw for me and some special VIP guests yesterday, she made things happen. And wow, did they happen!! (Alex Wetmore too, jumped in and rolled up her sleeves from the get go!)
Paul Mitchell, my SOUND man for so very many years.... I can't thank you enough for rocking that house with my music. Ben Butler on guitar and Marika Hughes on cello - mad props. It is incredible to feel the musical and soulful support on that stage.
John Bartenstein created amazing lighting moods with two rehearsals! Kyle Passaro and Sharon Wilcox were so helpful with staging and props. Jameson Willey was our Master Electrician. Thanks to the other stage guys who were so skilled and worked so hard on our behalf. I didn't get all the names, but I really appreciate all your time and patience!
To all the volunteers. WOW! Your stories, your kindnesses. Thank you!
Next stop? MINNEAPOLIS. There are three performances of "MMH4N" at the Playwright's Center in Minneapolis on August. Tickets are free but very limited, so you MUST reserve seats early! Go HERE
IF that's too far a Schlepp?? No problem. We've got our Philly debut, sponsored by my beloved WXPN on September 11 at World Cafe LIVE!! Tickets HERE!
Rolling rolling rolling, keep those noses rolling.