Dressing Some Fools

So, the cabaret is over and life can get back to normal. It’s back to homework, and meetings, and slaving away over a hot laptop. The show went fantastically though, and I couldn’t be more proud of the result. We had great music, a great cast, great audiences; what more could a director ask for? Aside from fame, fortune, and her own personal pool boy.

My life will now be taken over by costuming the fall play, Neil Simon’s Fools. The play is about a small Russian village that is cursed with stupidity. A teacher comes to the town, falls in love with a girl and discovers he must break the curse or become stupid himself. Publishing companies should definitely recruit me to write play summaries. I just made that show sound even more enticing, if that’s even possible. I might just be a summary writing prodigy. Anyhow, the costuming is going to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get started.

The other main project that should be consuming my life, when I am responsible enough to work on it, is writing the winter show. I will be student directing the winter play at Grace and I’m planning something a little different than years past. I am writing my own comedy sketch show, much like you would see at The Second City or Saturday Night Live. It’s a tall order, but I think I can handle it. I have a handful of sketches already written that at least make my mother laugh. I suppose that’s a start.

I have quite a bit of work to get done, so I will sign off for today, but not without leaving you with some grand nugget of wisdom. Maybe I’ll make that my new thing. I have many of them. Here goes…

When your day is looking dismal and hopeless, remember, it’s already tomorrow in Australia…and if that doesn’t help than suck it up and eat some chocolate. You’ll be fine.

Have a lovely day. Keep on truckin’!

- Christi “the” Mann

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