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If we gather, if we fall, into the great unknown, things are gonna change in our favor. [May. 12th, 2008|02:22 pm]
Yves Montroy
[music |For Squirrels, "Mighty K.C."]

Two important updates:

First, I got a phone call from Krazi Karen. She's doing karaoke on Wednesday nights up at Walker's Speakeasy in Dearborn Heights, on Beech Daly just south of Joy. She just started last week, and she said she misses all of us and wants us to come see her. She can be reached at (517)918-8280. She's desperately looking for a place to do karaoke on Friday nights; I don't think she wants to wait for the Buffalo Wild Wings to open. Can't blame her.

Here's a map to Walker's Speakeasy.

http://maps.yahoo.com/;_ylc=X3oDMTExNmIycG51BF9TAzI3MTYxNDkEc2VjA2ZwLWJ1dHRvbgRzbGsDbGluaw--#mvt=m&lat=42.355192&lon=-83.29431&zoom=15&q1=8701%20Beech%20Daily%20Dearborn%20Heights%20Michigan


Second, I'm in Arms and the Man at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. It's produced by the Michigan Classical Repertory Theatre. They don't know jack fucking shit about publicity, as our audiences have capped at no more than 40 patrons on a given night; last Friday, we played to 4 people. Yes, Friday. Besides that, the theatre is a dump and they have very little funding for costumes and set. Everything is "borrowed" from Performance Network. But the MCRT's website looks nice. http://www.mcrt.org/show.cfm?showID=29

This play has been a bittersweet experience. Arms and the Man is one of my favorite plays, and I could go on for pages about how I am disappointed with the whole process, but I'll spare you and instead just beg for you to come see the show. It's coming to the point where I just can't get up in front of a crowd that I can count on one hand and do this. It would be a lot easier with familiar faces in the crowd.

Here's a map to the Riverside Arts Center:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Riverside+Arts+Center&fb=1&cid=0,0,12579103541653751261&near=Ypsilanti,+MI&oi=manybox&ct=10&cd=1&resnum=1

It's easier to just take Michigan Avenue west and turn right onto Huron, because Huron is a one-way street.

And in case anyone is interested, the RAC's website is http://www.riversidearts.org

The show closes this Sunday. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are at 8pm, and Sunday is at 2pm. Tickets are $18 regular, $15 w/ student id. I strongly suggest people come Thursday night, because that is pay-what-you-can. Seriously, you can drop pocket change in the bucket and they'll let you in. So for all you people out there who are as broke as I am, and to all those kids I don't know from Marat/Sade and Shakespeare in Hollywood, tell them to come out too. The more the merrier.

I'm not getting paid for this show, but they do have an "actor's pot", which is like a tip jar for the actors. There's only like $20 in there, so it'll probably be just enough for a 6-pack. I'm not counting on anything substantial coming out of it, so don't feel pressured into donating. Honestly.

By the way, my haircut looks stupid.

Meanwhile, right after this I'm doing sound and projections for the spring musical at EMU, so I'll have to work Black Coffee around that.

So, yeah. That's about it. Go Red Wings. Let me know about any parties.
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[User Picture]From: eddieran
2008-05-13 03:09 am (UTC)
Joe,
I would love to come see you in your show this weekend but, I am in Black Coffee which is showing at the same times. Unfortunately, this is closing weekend for us as well!
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[User Picture]From: theatremom
2008-05-13 03:16 am (UTC)
That goes for me as well and Kristin, Carol L., Richard and Lisa.
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[User Picture]From: hfx
2008-05-13 03:00 pm (UTC)
Right, what Joy just said. Thais is also why we missed you 2(?) weeks ago. Hope you make it to Walkers tomorrow night!

Richard and Lisa
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