#WednesdayWisdom: If


I finally saw “Hamilton” last night. I feel like the last person in the country to see it for the first time.

It was, of course, amazing.

But it had me thinking about how much of the present depends upon quick, split-second acts in the past. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about John Laurens, friend of Alexander Hamilton, soldier and abolitionist.

He was shot and killed at the tail-end of the Revolutionary War. He had wanted to emancipate 3000 slaves and create a regiment to fight for freedom and I can’t help but wonder what would have happened had he succeeded.

What if slavery ended along with our ties to the British crown? England abolished slavery in 1807 and throughout the colonies in 1833. What if this new nation led the way in that regard?

How different the country might be now.

But instead, Laurens was shot in his saddle, his ideas gone with him.

And that’s what’s in my head today. Have a great Wednesday.

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Neurotrash, the Second Week


Our illustrious director came up with this graphic:


And I just had to share it because I thought it was hilarious. And pretty true. Granted, we’re not Tony Award-winning. But then again, neither is Hamilton.


Anyway, our second show went really well, the tweaks were tweaked and it came together really tightly, and our cast killed it, as per the usual. There was no potential food poisoning with the cake on Saturday, as it had been stored in the freezer, and for this Saturday’s performance, we’ll have a new piece.

What kind, you ask?

Whatever is the one that has the hopeful sticker on top with a $1 off coupon saying “We made too much!” The last one was carrot cake. This one? Hmm. I’m thinking something in the vanilla family.

And here’s an interesting little tidbit: for all my friends too far from Chicago to make it to the show, you can stream it! Tickets are $6, but apparently do not count toward our ticket sales, alas. But at least you can see what the fuss is about.

You can also live-stream it on the night of the next performance (Saturday, 10 pm central) if you want to feel like you’re there. You can have even have a drink handy.

You know. Because there’s booze.

So we’re halfway through our run, and the show is only getting hysterical-er. My props are holding up (ish), and we’ve got two more to go!

In or near Chicago? Check out our sketch comedy revue, Me Inside Me Presents: “Neurotrash.” Saturdays at 10 pm, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 in Donny’s Skybox Theater. Tickets $13; Students $11 SCTC Students: $7  Click here for tickets.

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