May 19, 2005

Shameless Bragging

It's not often that this blog deals with personal family matters, but what's a rule without exceptions?

This coming weekend offers one of the increasingly rare opportunities for Cindy and me to be with both of our "kids" at the same time. The occasion is the opening of a play in Columbus, OH which marks the professional acting debut of our daughter Susan. She has been performing for several years in the Columbus area, in OSU and off-campus productions, and is a co-founder and principal of WETCO, a theater company formed two years ago with four other OSU students, but this is the first time she'll be drawing a paycheck for her hard work and talent.

The show is "Big Love", an adaptation by Charles Mee of Aeschylus' play "Suppliant Maidens". (Here's a review of another company's performance of the show.) "Big Love" is a production of the Red Herring Theatre Ensemble at their downtown Columbus home, the Vern Riffe Center on S. High St. I'm anxiously anticipating what is billed as "an explosive hybrid", "a vaudevillian tragicomedy".

Having now plugged the show, the company, the building, and even the Ancient Greeks, I just want to congratulate my sweet girl on what I'm sure is just the first of many such openings.

Here's to you, my dear Susan!

Posted by dan at May 19, 2005 11:38 PM