Soiree (Part 1)

August 21

This is our annual fundraising soiree for Theatre L’Homme Dieu. Our board president, Jim Pence, has gone to every expense to publish a brief history of the theatre with a look into the future (see Playbill below). And, of course, all it takes is: “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money” (Pet Shop Boys) . . .

August 19

This is Lynn. By virtue of her “position” for the event, she will lead off all three soiree blog posts . . .

The story . . .

First, lead off with those responsible for all things theatre: Executive Director Nicole Mulder (center) with the crack TLHD staff (from l-r) – Sidney, Rochelle, Jenna, and Becky. A big shout out to all of you! [Contributed photo]

And specifically for the planning and logisitics of the soiree: Board members Phil Eidsvold and Katie Eiser. Wow, guys! [Contributed photo]

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It’s time to choose your entree! Thank you for your purchase of tickets for the very special, exclusive Theatre L’Homme Dieu event! We look forward to an exciting soirée full of surprises to benefit our theatre in the woods.
Our catering partner – LA FERME – has put together some great choices for us!
Braised beef brisket, garlic mashed potatoes, wilted greens, braising jus
Norwegian cod, pickled asparagus, dill sauce, rutabaga
Maque Choux (bell peppers, sweet corn, tomato, onion, garlic, celery, cream) served over wild rice

[That morning there was preparation to be done. Preparations beyond my abilities to comprehend. Nevertheless, as the temperature and dew point rapidly approached triple digits, we did what we could do. The Super and fellow board member Deb watered and weeded . . . ]

[I, happy home maker that I am, table clothed the tables and cushioned the chairs . . . ]

[Actually, sometimes The Shadow doesn’t know . . . ]

[Said work partially done . . . ]

[This visual and the drought highlight our immediate fundraising needs – a patio (see the Playbill at the top) and a sprinkler system . . . ]

I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost – it’s there and then it’s gone. ~ Maggie Smith

Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster. ~ Tom Stoppard

[The dining and entertainment tent . . . ]

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. ~ Alfred Hitchcock

[We have now arrived for the evening festivities . . . ]

As a working actor, all I want to do is work. That’s it. It’s terrifying when you don’t work. It’s very hard when you don’t work. There have been times when I’ve been out of work for like six months. I feel theatre to me is like manna. ~ Sandra Oh

[On easels circling the table area . . . ]

Items up for auction . . .

The future . . .

[The bar certainly appears to be ready for action . . . ]

[The Super and Deb (the wild weeders) anxiously awaiting their prom dates . . . ]

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere. ~ Bill Veeck

[The TLHD lodge . . . ]

[The TLHD original cabins . . . ]

[The theatre itself (with extensive signs of what the drought has wrought) . . . ]

[The soiree par-tay begins . . . ]

[The regular crowd shuffles in . . . ]

Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that. ~ Mary Pickford

[Kathy and Debbie, a/k/a, Kathy and Deb. Superstars who educated little children . . . ]

[After duck pate, onion & red pepper puree tartlet, and salmon appetizers, who had room for an entree?]

[The father-in-law of the executive director and a retired doctor place orders for adult beverages . . . ]

Movies are a complicated collision of literature, theatre, music and all the visual arts. ~ Yahoo Serious [Editor’s note: Yahoo Serious?]

[Lynn pours a champagne for Nicole from a unique position . . . ]

As a kid, the theatre always felt a bit like running away to join the circus. ~ Robert Sean Leonard

[One of us must certainly be a refugee from a carnival (regarding my attire, Phil, as the master of ceremionies, approved shorts as “resort elegant” attire under the merciless weather conditions) . . . ]

[A unique talent is to make those around you as goofy as you are . . . ]

Free speech means the right to shout ‘theatre’ in a crowded fire. ~ Abbie Hoffman

The way the world is, I think a silly evening in the theatre is a good thing, to take our minds off terror. ~ Tim Curry

I fear that I won’t work in the theatre again. I’m sad about that. But I won’t retire. ~ Maggie Smith

I just am committed wholeheartedly to theatre with no intermission. ~ Lady Gaga

Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside. ~ Lady Gaga [Editor’s note: Same for me.]

I have just begun to blog. ~ Me (this is the first of three)

Up Next: Part 2 (for golf fans, I have every intention of completing my Resorters report) . . .

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