Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Closing the Curtain....

I am not a person who likes ending...when I get to the end of a book I usually slow way down...or a visit or trip or the ending of a school year....So you can only imagine how I felt when the curtain closed on Saturday night on our show of The Vagina Monologues.

Even though I am a person of words, I am not sure there are enough of them to describe the night...the hype...the thrill...the groundbreaking work that we accomplished on Saturday night.

To an almost sold out crowd, we performed as absolute confidence....the standing ovation was a roar to my ears as the clapping and cheering continued.

I was presented with a dozen roses on the stage and thanked over and over. It was a golden night, one that will not come again, and one that I will never, ever forget.

We (my 12 actresses and myself) made history on Saturday night here in Steuben County. The newspapers are still filled with praise for the show.

We raised over $4,000.00 for CAVA.

We partied til after 3 a.m. back at my house...the entire cast.

Where do we go from here? I don't know the answer to that. But I do know that I already miss the rehearsals...the deadlines...the friendships.

I guess tonight I will work on my scrapbook for the show....put away the script and spend a nice quiet evening with Philip. How glad I am that he was here for this monumental time in my life!

Lou Ann Homan is a writer, teacher, and storyteller who lives in Angola, Indiana. She is available for writing seminars, storytelling, and speaking engagements. She can be contacted at locketoftime@aol.com. You can read more at www.louannhoman.com