Don't Wear Flipflops!

I wore flipflops to my first rehearsal to Mousetrap. Why? I don't know. I suppose I wasn't thinking. As that rehearsal went on I got more and more frustrated with my footwear. Flipflops did not mesh with my character very well. Trying to move with power and poise was difficult when every step resounded with the clap, clap of the flipflops flapping. I experience first hand (or should I say foot) why so many theaters, including POTS, talk about wearing the right shoes. By the end of rehearsal my shoes had been unceremoniously flung to the corner of the room and my cast mates likely wondered about my sanity. 

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We Don't Deserve This

It has been four weeks since the close of A Christmas Carol. At our cast party on the 17th we gave the donation to The Allentown Rescue Mission and announced our new total: over 17,600. That's a record for us. Jim Burns, the CEO of the Mission, cried and so did I.  

As I ran into people over the holiday season many of them asked me 'How did the show go?' and 'How much did you raise?'. I've had the joy of being able to tell them how much God has raised through us. This year means more to me than in years past. As I've wondered why,  I have found myself often thinking about how our little theatre doesn't deserve the privilege of accomplishing so much. 

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