I am a little bleary this morning. Helen Hayes has gone later for me in the past but they were serving such cheap whiskey. I swear to God there was a crow on the label, I haven't seen a crow on a bottle since a very soggy week on Marathon Key Spring Break 1993. And that bottle we ended up giving to a couple of snowbirds in the site next to ours. I am pretty sure I saw them pouring it out as we drove away. I am not saying this to say I was drunk last night I am just saying what I drank gave me a huge headache.
There are lots of places that will tell you who won what last night and for the most part there was nothing that surprised me. That being said the irony of Jenny, Randy and Scott Fortier of Catalyst Theater presenting three design awards last night, which all went to the theater with perhaps the highest production budget in town, was not lost on this audience member. I have said it before _____peare Theat__ spends more on pleather pants in a year than we do on building a set. Listen I know I am impressed when I see a beautiful set. I enjoy seeing a lush tapestry of very expensive fabrics on tall beautiful people as well. But there needs to be some reward for ingenuity. Stretching a penny to make something magical deserves as much credit as stretching 10,000 pennies to make something magical. There needs to be recognition for people, and I am not just talking about Rorschach, who scrape the couple thousand dollars together to put on a show.
That being said I get to watch a run of Bright Room tonight and I have heard that there is some magic going on. I have already told you how impressed I have been by the way the space has been transformed. Tonight I get to watch the lights light it and hear the sound fill it.
Special shout out to everyone who sat in the Rorschach section last night. I was glad to share what I brought with all of you and hope none of you suffered any long term damage. Please remember just because I get up and go out six times during a two hour long awards ceremony doesn't mean I don't enjoy sitting in a dark crowded theater with no leg room with all of you.