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Ok, I haven’t left yet, but I’m stuck in an airport with a lot of free time. I think most people reading this already know the story, but here it is in a nutshell. Second City recently signed a deal with Norwegian Cruise Lines to put a cast on board one of their ships. We’re the inaugural group, heading out for roughly 4 months. If it works out well for all parties involved, more Second City performers will go out after our tour of duty ends, and possibly additional ships will feature Second City shows as well.

On each cruise, which varies from 7 to 11 days in length, we’ll do two shows in one night. That’s right, just one night. We’ll also teach a couple of workshops, but needless to say we’ll have plenty of time to ourselves. Maybe too much. But that’s the challenge of this whole experience I think, and hopefully it will give us all time to work on projects we couldn’t find time for before: writing one-person shows, learning German, getting scuba certified, making jams, etc. We’ll also get to see some cool places when the ship docks in Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.

And that’s about all I know right now. I could speculate on other aspects of the trip, but I have a feeling things will change from what I’m expecting as I go into this.

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