Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkins and Readings and Plays (OH MY)!

Friday AM found both Joe and I with the opportunity to sleep in (a little). Oh happy day!

Oh HAIIIII there, TJ's Pumpkin Pancake Mix. Thanks for being just as delicious as you sound!

I sauteed some apples in a bit of coconut oil and added some cinnamon and vanilla for a topper. 

This is Joe's "no photographs, please" face.

No- that's not a faintly spreading black eye- just some leftover mascara. 

I was honored to participate in a reading of Brooklyn College MFA Candidate Kim Davies' new play Maidenhead. 

In a feudal, alternate-universe United States, high-school prom queen Angela Johnson is a vestal virgin gone rogue, dragging her gay bestie and her father's AmEx to the big bad city and throwing them all into high-stakes crime.  Nothing is sacred when you're sharp, subtle, and a shapely seventeen, and schoolgirl Angela knows how to play for keeps.  If beauty is fleeting and virginity is a woman's treasure, she'll buy low, sell high, and take her payment in unmarked bills.  But even when the future seems most certain, Angela can't escape her past.  In K. Davies's sharp new satire, sex sells, winner takes all, and nobody comes out clean.

 Yours truly reading the role of the naughty Angela with my classmate Jeremy Ping, who read the role of Father. 

 With BC Acting Alum Paula Jon deRose reading the Aunt and Mother.
 Holy cast! All BC Alums or current students!

With Michael Colby Jones who read for His Majesty.

 Darius Stone reading Mr. Oliphaunt and Mervyn Morris reading Ethan. 

Thank you to Kim for sharing this beautiful piece of theatre with us! I can't wait to see what happens in the future with this play. 

 Joe and I met up with my scene partner Sarah after the reading for a quick rehearsal and some dinner at Ovi's- a sweet little deli/ sandwich shop near the school. 

Since there's a Target a block away from campus, Joe and I swung over after rehearsal to pick up a few essentials...

 And some Starbucks treats for pick-me-ups!

Later that evening we attending Brooklyn College's production of In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl- beautifully acted, directed and designed! Congratulations to the cast and crew!