Tuesday, May 30, 2006

New Car!

I can't believe it. We finally have a new car! Over the weekend Andrew and I went "looking" at SUV Hybrids. Well, we ended up buying one! A Mercury Mariner. It's a 4x4 fully loaded, bright "fire" red with tan leather/cloth interior. I've wanted a SUV for a long time now, but with gas prices being what they are it had to be a Hybrid. It's already beating my old '94 cavalier in mileage! Yes, the cav is gone. We donating the car to the Humane Society as the dealership kinda laughed at it as a trade in. I'll get more in a tax write off than I would have gotten on a trade in and I don't have the patience to try to sell it on my own. So the next time I see you, look for the fire red Mariner!!!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Strange but True

Andrew and I attended the wierdest wedding this past weekend. It was held at the Summit Point Race Track in WV. Yes, that's right a race track....You know NASCAR type stuff. So here we are dressed in our best jeans and I'm told I'm overdressed! The 10 minute ceremony contained a whole lot of "marriage is between a man and woman" stuff and "marriage is only for the procreation of children." Imagine how Andrew and I felt over this? Anyway....there were no chairs so we're all standing waiting for the bride. And then... NO music! So we started to hum the wedding march. Have you ever heard a group of drunk red-necks humming? Not pretty. Difficult to hear with the cigarettes and cigars hanging from their mouths. After the ceremony they climbed in the back of a pick up for a "lap around the track." Then the reception. It was across the "lot" at the workers camp site. Catered...sort of. Dry pork, some kind of chicken from a can (I think) but here's the real kicker... The dining table was the back of a flat bed truck! Not on the truck, but was the truck! YUCK! So we ate standing up holding on to our paper plates. When the gallon bottle of Jack Daniels was opened at the cake cutting, it was time to go...... The next day was spent enjoying a bit more cultured event, Wine In the Woods in Columbia. From NASCAR wedding to a wine tasting in Columbia....amazing weekend! Oh and as of last night I booked another show!! I'll be heading out to Wayside Theatre again to work on"Lying in State." This starts rehearsals June 20 and runs July 8-Aug 5. Just in time to start rehearsals for "Owen Meany." Today is my callback for "The Long Christmas Ride Home" at Studio Theatre in DC. If this comes through that will be three shows in a row. Fingers crossed!!!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I'm REALLY Flattered

Remember back on my last blog I said how flattered I was to be called in to read for "Owen Meany?" Well, I'm REALLY flattered now....I got the role! Just spoke with Danisha at Round House and I will be playing the role of Dan Needham. Now, this is great for a lot of reasons. First always good to be working. BUT I'm finally going to work at a theatre that I have been trying to work with for the past 6 years! AND it's based on a John Irving novel. I'm rather found of John Irving's work. On an unusual note, I'll be playing a nice guy. Yep, not a villain this time! Now, there's the trip in NY. The film festival was "interesting." It didn't seem as organized as I feel it should have been. Anyway, met some great new friends. (Again, slow on the download of pictures). Met up with my good friends Nancy Robillard and her husband Vincent, Joanna Parson who played Gertie in "Noel and Gertie" with me last summer and our new friends Frank and Doug. Except for Andrew and I, everyone was meeting for the first time. From the way we were playing at dinner, you would think we'd known each other for years. Just fantastic! Then on Sunday the concierge at the hotel (BTW, the Roosevelt hotel is fabulous) got us second row seats for "Spamalot." I LOVE that show. Of course I'm a huge Monty Python fan, so it wasn't really a reach for me. Then dinner with Frank and Doug after the show. Again, we had so much fun we almost missed our train. Can't wait till we meet with them again sometime. We may even plan a trip together sometime. Who knows? Next week....callback for "The Long Christmas Ride Home" at Studio. That would be great as it would start rehearsals right after "Owen Meany" closes. Oh and today I had my audition for "The Foreigner" at Olney. Got a callback for the role of Froggy. Would have loved to do it, but "Owen Meany" is the same time! When it rains it pours!!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Atlantic City

Well, we made it back from Atlantic City and we managed to keep most of our money. We're not exactly big gamblers, so that was a pretty easy task to accomplish. Saw Bill Engvall in concert. Very funny, yet his material was very predictable. Lots of "toilet" humor. Potty jokes can be funny, just not lasting. So, all in all I was kinda disappointed with his show. Guess I expected much more. While in AC I got a call from Rep Stage! Now I haven't heard from them in almost 2 years, so this is good. Especially since they are the closest theatre to me. I've been called to audition for "Bach at Leipzig." Anyone know about this one? All I know about it is that it's a 1700's farce that's about German Organists. Guess I need to find a German accent before next week! Why they are casting so early I have no idea. The show opens March of 2007! Well we'll see....Next stop NY!!!