Opening night. Two crazy words that go together in a way that sounds momentous but actually are just two more words at the end of one process and beginning of another. Tonight i opens at Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, Utah after a truly thrilling month of working on the play with a roomful of probably geniuses. Karen Azenberg, the Artistic Director of the theatre, has directed the play with so much grace and smarts - constantly challenging me to look for the best answer. And the cast (see post below) dove in from minute one with big open hearts willing to be broken, and smart questions every day. It is designed by Paul Tate Depoo III, Jax Messenger, Gregory Gale, Will Van Dyke, Kate Wecker and Amanda French in ways I could never have imagined. It's a little play in a big theatre, and they have made an incredible world for this play to take its shot in.
All of which is to say, I'm grateful. And hopeful. And tonight we'll start sharing it with people officially. And then, we'll see . . .
And. AND! A couple of days ago, Will Van Dyke and I released a new song! It's called "I Hate to Love You" and is sung by the inarguably fantastic Daniel Quadrino, and we like it. If you want to check it out, by all means, go to iTunes or Amazon and give it $.99 worth of your love. It might make your day a little funner.
That's it. Just thought an update was in order. If you're reading this, thanks. Always. Thanks. (I get sentimental on opening night. Don't worry. Tomorrow I'll be cranky again.)