‘Me Inside Me’ One Last Time

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Our final performance of “Me Inside Me,” appears to be sold out. Already! It’s been such a crazy ride with this writing course. I’m really glad that I decided to do it, though, unfortunately, the next class I wanted to take has been cancelled.

Alas.

I’ve gotten completely out of my comfort zone, I’ve tried something new, and I have to say, I really recommend it. Doing something different is difficult, especially if you are a creature of habit, and I am the creaturiest. But sometimes you just have to push through the discomfort of facing the unknown and go for it.

I’ve had a great time because of it.

So off we head to the end of this thing. And maybe the beginning of another? Who knows. I’m really glad I did it, though.

“Me Inside Me,” A Writing 6 Revue, Fridays 7:30 pm Jan. 8-29 at Donny’s Skybox at Second City. Click for Tickets.

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‘Me Inside Me’ Rides Again

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Well, it’s week three for “Me Inside Me,” and we’re sold out AGAIN! At least online. Anyone still hoping to catch tonight’s show can check with the box office, though there are no guarantees.

And the sad thing is that, after tonight, we only have one more show left. Alas. It’s been a blast, though. I’ve loved watching how audiences react to our material, seeing the actors tweak their performances week after week.

And speaking of audiences, tonight I have an amazing group of girlfriends coming, friends who have been around to see the ups and downs over the past many years. Friends who have been there from the seeds of inklings of writing through this particular fruition, an outcome I couldn’t have imagined coming. It means a lot to share this moment with them, that they are taking the time from their extremely packed and hectic lives to head downtown and see the show.

One of those friends is a regular reader of this blog, and to her I say a very special thank you.

To all of my friends on this blog and in the blogosphere, I thank you too, for hanging in here with me, and watching this journey. Hmm, I should have saved that for the closing night post. Oh well.

If you can’t get to Chicago, but still want to check out the show, you can stream it live or watch it when it is archived; tickets are $6.

As they say in the biz (I assume. From TV and movies and the like), on with the show!

“Me Inside Me,” A Writing 6 Revue, Fridays 7:30 pm Jan. 8-29 at Donny’s Skybox at Second City. Click for Tickets.

Check out  my full-length novels,  Her Cousin Much Removed,  The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only), and the sequel, Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) which is now available!

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Another Week, Another ‘Me Inside Me’

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Well, tonight is the second week for our Second City Training Center show, “Me Inside Me,” and I’m getting excited. I think I may have fewer nerves than last week, but I’m still at least 53% butterflies. Will this audience like the same things the other audience liked? Will they hate it? Was last week a fluke?

We’ll have to wait until tonight to see. And as always, if you are in the Chicago area, and looking for something fun to do this evening, feel free to check out the show. It’s funny. I swear. Also they sell booze, so there’s that.

Edit: If you’re not in Chicago, and would like to catch the show, you can stream it live or watch it archived here!

UPDATE: We are sold out again! If you’re hoping to catch the show, grab your tickets for next week now!

“Me Inside Me,” A Writing 6 Revue, Fridays 7:30 pm Jan. 8-29 at Donny’s Skybox at Second City. Click for Tickets.

Check out  my full-length novels,  Her Cousin Much Removed,  The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only), and the sequel, Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) which is now available!

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Off to a New Start

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Happy New Year, everyone! I heard the other day that you are only supposed to say that through Wednesday, but I don’t know who invented that rule, and I don’t think we need to stick by it. So who knows, I may repeat myself on Thursday. Just because.

So here we are, right in the very opening notes of a fresh new year. There’s something about that ticking over of the calendar, the arriving again at a January, a blank one, an unused one. Something about the possibility of a year that could look entirely different than the one that came before it.

If you want that, that is. For some it might mark the chance to settle back into something that is wonderfully familiar, to embrace that, and allow it to grow. And that has allure as well.

It might seem silly to put so much into a date, so much into an ever-growing number that propels us, slowly, onward and deeper into the future. And yet the potential for change is nearly palpable. We all know it’s there.

I started this year with something new blocked onto the calendar, our Writing 6 show at the Second City Training Center. Curtain goes up on Friday. Metaphorically, at least; the stage actually doesn’t have a curtain.

So will this year be different for you than the last? Do you want it to be?

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And After Nearly a Year…

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So I’ve written a lot about the comedy-writing class I’ve been taking, and our show is coming up fast! We now have a title and a poster and everything.

Here it is, thanks to the brilliant work of my classmates:

It’s really happening! All the props are propped, with a few last-minute additions today, and it’s getting pretty exciting. If you’re in the Chicago area, or will be in the Chicago area, come and check it out!

It’s amazing to think that a year ago, I probably hadn’t even considered entering the writing program. As we all know, I’ve had my glitches with it, and I’ve found that this style may not be my style, but I’ve also grown through it. I’ve met people I never would have otherwise known, and it really got me to broaden my relatively narrowed horizons.

Was it a perfect experience? Of course it wasn’t, but then again, nothing is ever a perfect experience. It was an amazing experience, though, and an opportunity for which I am grateful.

Writing ebbs and flows, and sometimes you find yourself working on things that don’t quite fit, and other times the words simply come out. But it’s good to test it, to try something else, because next thing you know, your name might be on a poster somewhere.

But hopefully not a “Wanted” poster. That would be taking this advice entirely the wrong way.

Check out  my full-length novels,  Her Cousin Much Removed,  The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management and Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only), and the sequel, Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) which is now available!

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