We've done 3 Penguin shows now, and as I mentioned before, setting up the set is no easy task. Fortunately, my American Gladiator friend has been on board and will be there for most shows. I'm trying to think of a Gladiator name for him, which I will call him in my head while I call him George to his face. I'm open to suggestions because so far I've come up with only "Bludgeon", "The Scourge of Atlas" and "Musclenator".
First Shakespeare show is tomorrow--we've made some changes/improvements upon last year's version. We still have the requisite man in a dress in Michael's heart bleeding portrayal of Juliet.
Millie will soon take over my life. The male lead in the show is one of the best actors I've ever had the privilege to work with. Tonight, he told me that I change my DNA when I go onstage. If only that were possible! (just kidding, parental units)
Anyway, he meant it as a good thing and I was utterly flattered it came from him.
Now to the Drag.
It is believed that William Shakespeare coined the word "drag." Since only men could play the parts, the Bard would write "drag" next to female characters to mean "Dressed As Girl". Another Millie cast member did a drag show, so of course I went. Here I am with Rye (known that night as La Chiquita) and Sky, another Millie cast member:
Michael and Lindsey came with me to support La Chiquita. Michael wore a shirt his mom made for him! We have so much in common:
As promised, a picture of the Penguin from during the show (I'm supposed to look a little terrified/confused):
There's a Millie cast member who asks me a lot of questions. They're mostly about theatre, but there are some life questions, too. They're not cool questions like Isadore used to ask (Paloma? Al? Meeps?) The questions never end and are often open-ended. Sometimes he'll ask the same question two days in a row. Sometimes he'll ask me questions at inappropriate moments, such as during a scene on stage. Sometimes he's still asking questions as I'm walking away from him to go to my train. I have nicknamed him (in my head) The Riddler.
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