oh my mama, on my hood

Last night’s show was a success. Initially it seemed the thee-a-tuh gods were against us. First, it was 8,000 degrees outside. The kind of heat/humidity combination that makes the sweat roll down your back. Then we heard from an actor (who had been dealing with a stomach virus all day) that she wasn’t sure she’d be able to perform. She sucked it up in a huge way and did – she’s tough. Then we heard from another actor that her car had broken down and she needed to find a ride all the way from The Woodlands. She did, thankfully, even in Friday traffic. Then the stage lights kept blowing fuses and going out, making for a very dark back yard behind AvantGarden. BooTown eventually figured out what the issue was.

In the end, all problems were resolved. As they say, the show must go on. And it did. First up was a puppet show that I didn’t quite understand. I’m hoping I’ll get it tonight. Then Abby’s play (which was hilarious – seeing Andrew play Jesus is a delight). Then my play (a little more serious but still a comedy, albeit an absurd one). Then a second puppet show that was super cool. A number of audience members left after my play because there was a 10 or 15 minute break for the second puppet act to set up – I heartily recommend that audiences for the other two performances stick around to see it.

We’re on again tonight and tomorrow night at 9PM. AvantGarden (411 Montrose – formerly Helios). Parking is a bitch, so be prepared to park in the hood and walk. Also, dress comfortably. It was a hot mofo last night.

Hope to see you there!