July 11th, 2010

People: me with plumtreeblossom May 2007

PSA the first — come see plumtreeblossom’s show!

Hi! Apologies as always for being so behind on LiveJournal. I had a post about how wonderful last weekend was mostly composed on the T, and lost it when my phone ran out of battery. But believe me, last weekend was wonderful.

One of the things that’s wonderful about my life these days is plumtreeblossom’s show in Theatre@First’s summer one-acts festival. Loads and loads of my friends are involved in the festival, and it’s going to be massive fun, but I’m going to be self-centered and talk just about plumtreeblossom’s show, because she is my honeywuzzle and she is directing it, and surrealestate, who introduced us, is in it (as are barumonkey, who demonstrated at a recent rehearsal that he can perform the play all by himself, saxikath, whom plumtreeblossom and I have worked with before, and Lev, who is blessed with talent from beyond the grave, but not with an LJ account), and I have been rehearsal-assisting with it.

plumtreeblossom is directing A Nice Danish Boy, which retells the confrontation between Hamlet and Gertrude with a Jewish twist. It was actually written for her — when “Shaken-up Shakespeare” was chosen as this summer’s festival theme, plumtreeblossom contacted playwright Mark Harvey Levine much of whose very funny work we’ve done before, to ask whether he had anything he thought might be appropriate. He didn’t (other than Shakespeare Lives, which we did when we did a whole festival of his plays in 2007), but he decided he wanted to write one! And it is very funny, and the cast is doing excellent things with it, and you should come see it, and a bunch of other awesome plays as well.

Performances are:
  • Friday, July 16, 8:00pm
  • Saturday, July 17, 8:00pm
  • Sunday, July 18, 3:00pm (note time)
  • Thursday, July 22, 8:00pm
  • Friday, July 23, 8:00pm
  • Saturday, July 24, 8:00pm
and you can either reserve tickets in advance and pay for them at the door, or buy them in advance online (for a $2 additional fee).

The show is at Unity Church on the corner of College Ave and Williams Court in Davis Square.

So plumtreeblossom is directing world premières two years in a row. :-)
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09

PSA the second — sponsor cathijosephine in Walk for the Cure

So, cathijosephine is going to be participating in the Three-Day Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure to fundraise for breast-cancer research. Wanna sponsor her? She’s trying to get (at least) 100 people to donate $23.00 each. (She’s going to be walking with her mother in San Diego.)

She’s going to be blogging about her training walks at that link too, so even if you aren’t up for making a donation you might want to check out that link.