This past weekend was crazy-busy(!) but deeply satisfying. I judged two Encore shows but also heard and saw a wealth of creativity and talent that I am allowed to write about. Coming soon:
- Five more posts about the Hoosier Storytelling Festival.
- A post about the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as a venue and about its production of “Guys and Dolls” with Broadway talent. Thank you, thank you, Lou Harry of the Indianapolis Business Journal, for urging me to make time for it!
- A post about the Sapphire Theatre Company’s “Women’s Meet and Greet” reception and sneak preview of “Lysistrata,” which opens October 24th.
I’ll also just mention quickly that late last Saturday night I was in the neighborhood so I popped in to see my favorite drag performers at the Talbott Street Nightclub. For one of her numbers, the truly beautiful Vicki St. James personified Sarah Palin singing Dolly Parton’s “Nine to Five.” Vicki’s artistry is hilarious and mesmerizing, no matter what your politics are in real life.
All of the club’s staff members were wearing “Avenue Q” t-shirts. I wish I could see that show, too, while it is in town! However, I enjoyed reading Lisa Gauthier’s and Rita Kohn’s articles in Nuvo about it, plus Whitney Smith’s on the indy.com website of the Indianapolis Star.
Your theatre habit may not be as extreme as mine – and for your health and your wallet, I kind of hope it isn’t! – but I also hope that you are getting to enjoy at least a little of the creative wealth that Indy has to offer.
Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com