Since I was unable to post last week, here is the Foto I WOULD have offered up. I present, me, my dear friend P and her brother D. No, not a recent picture but I have not changed a bit. OKAY! It is P who has not changed a bit...and I have changed a *little*. OKAY! (Gee you guys are strict!) I have changed A LOT!
A Fun Foto from 1998. I HAVE changed since then yes and I like THIS part of the change. My hair is totally different, my glasses, etc. I LIKE that change. Some of the others? Not so much but let's not dwell on those shall we? SHALL we?? Ahem.
This is me with Gary Sinise. Yes, THAT Gary Sinise. And yes he has changed too but all for the better right? I hate that about men. Why IS that? They get more sexy and distinguished and I get, um, okay. Let's move on shall we?
I was part of a group that held a fundraiser for The Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. Gary and 2 friends & fellow actors, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry co-founded this amazing place as teenagers in the 70's. In the years since, the Steppenwolf has received unprecedented national and international recognition from media, theater critics, and audiences alike. While Steppenwolf continues to live up to its many accolades, the company has never lost sight of its original vision. Today Steppenwolf remains committed to producing dynamic and exciting theater. Often called "In your face" style theater...dynamic and sometimes wild, The Steppenwolf served as the career *stepping stone* for fantastic, well known actors such as John Malkovitch, John Mahoney, Joan Allen, Laurie Metcalf, Austin Pendleton, Gary Cole, Kathryn Erbe, Glenne Headley and, of course, Kinney, Perry and Sinise. Each remains a part of The Steppenwolf and, along side the other extremely gifted members of the ensemble, continue doing some amazing work there.
I can never say enough about Gary Sinise. He is a true gentleman and an actor of immense talent. The gang at The Steppenwolf were such a joy and so welcoming. I will never forget them.
It was a fantastic weekend of glorious theatrical performances, raising money for this phenomenal theater, laughter, fun and friends. Daniel and Bill were with me there and also enjoyed their Steppenwolf weekend in Chicago. The memories made that weekend will never fade.
I hope your weekend will be a sweet one...be good to others but never forget to be kind to your self as well. You deserve that!
Love and Hugs,