|All photos by Sabrina Persico|
And for once in my life, words fail me.
The whole experience?
My fears before the show?
I threw up in my purse.
My exhilaration afterwards?
Joe is one happy man. And I am one AWESOME wife.
Here are a few highlights as I remember them through the thick fog of "Did that really just happen?"
|With NBC cameras rolling, I felt like a Real Housewife of Chicago. Cast member Nadine Warner was fantastic, providing comic relief and tons of laughs (with a little extra help from Bailey's in the old coffee mug. Thanks, Dad)|
|Show Day Walk-Throughs. The microphone proved troublesome due to the ten inch difference in height between the tallest (guess who?) and smallest of speakers|
|Backstage as we prepare to go on. Take note of my death grip on that Bailey's....er....coffee cup. Aw sh*t. Who am I fooling?|
|YOU WANT US TO GO WHERE???|
|You can't make me.|
|Producers to rest of cast: "NOBODY gives Marianne liquor or coffee after 10 AM...y'hear? She's practically GIZMO."|
The NBC segment recorded in Chicago is available HERE and highlights national director, Ann Imig, along with various members of the Chicago cast. The Saturday morning Today Show is also slated to show the piece. Ann was interviewed at our production, and we're all secretly hoping to be discovered as the next Katie Couric.
Think of how much Bailey's that would take.
For those interested, videos of the assorted productions will be made available on YouTube this summer. I also hope to post the text from my actual reading next week.
The name of my piece, you ask?
The Gift of the Peni.
Yeah. Now you understand all the Bailey's.
to be continued.....