The opening weekend of Writing With Nancy was very successful. I have already made over half my goal for the run. Thank you to all the friends who have taken ads in the program to ensure my advanced ticket sales. You really got my back. Opening night I was seized with terror and went up on many lines. Saturday, somehow relieved of pressure, we killed. On Sunday afternoon, with only about 20 people in the house, Eileen Donohue, preggers, bravely went on stage for the first time in 10 years to replace Gillian Bellinger who took the day off for her birthday. Many well-wishers have brought flowers to the show and my house is filled with the aroma of roses and lillies and stuff I don’t know the name of.
When you come to the show why not bring along champaign or some non-alcoholic bubbly? Put a ziplock of ice in the bag to chill the bottle (Denise did this on opening night and it was fabulous) and I will provide us the paper cups. Let’s have a toast and chat each other up and celebrate on the couch in the lobby.
I’m glad to be finally doing the show and seeing what the whole thing is about and how it works. People adore the Posse. And given my rocky ability to retain the sequence of the show, I am so bloody grateful to be up on that stage with SOMEBODY ELSE to whom I can turn for support and guidance. Maybe that’s the ultimate lesson here: that without the support of others for what I do, I am lost. The people I have chosen to work with on this project, have supported me with kindness and generosity. I am having fun and realizing this dream is rewarding. Can't remember the last time I could say that.
We will be off for the Thanksgiving week, giving thanks, so please make a concerted effort to sell out my performances this coming weeked. And PLEASE tell a friend.