As you wish, to every single person who came to the show, tried to come to the show, lives outside of Chicago and told me that if they could they would have come to seen the show! It was a wonderful smashing success and I really could not be more pleased with how amazing the show turned out. We took many pictures during the show and I will try to post some of those here once I get copies of them. To all those who weren’t able to make it I do have this little treat for you:
Working with Dave Gonzalez (and Nick Toussaint, Inigo from our Saturday show) was really fun because this man is not only an incredibly talented actor but the dude really knows how to fight well.
So. Much. Fun. If any of you were ever thinking of getting me a gift (for some reason) you don’t need to ever ask me what I want because the answer is simple: Fighting gear. This includes swords of all kind, daggers, knives, gauntlets, gloves and anything else that could be used in a stage combat scenario. One last time, to all the people who were involved with this show in any way I love you.
Ladies and gentleman I have been having an absolute blast the last 4 weeks preparing for this weekend. Edge Professional Theater company will be performing a stage adaptation of The Princess Bride as a fundraiser for youth theater and I am fortunate enough to be playing the role of Westley. The entire process has been a labor of love and here is a little movie trailer style preview of the show
Movie trailer on facebook
Tickets are still available and I would love it if every show was completely sold out so that we could help raise as much money as possible for children’s theater. The group of artists that I have been privileged enough to work with is incredible and I truly hope that I get to work with each of them again. Originally I thought that fighting left handed was going to be the most difficult part of this show but I was mistaken, I guess that having two left handed parents means I have some of that skill somewhere in my DNA. The most difficult task has been focusing on my life outside of this show because I honestly just wanted to keep working on Princess Bride everyday. Come see the show and remember, every single one of you that reads this, “As you wish.”