Costume party

There’s a scene at the end of the first act of our show called Parent-Teacher. It’s an improvised parent-teacher conference, based on an audience interview that Brian does a couple of scenes earlier. He picks an audience member who either Matt or I will later play as the student (depending on the gender). Claudia is the teacher, Maribeth and Antoine are the parents, Matt or I (whoever isn’t the student) is the first crush, and Brian is the idol. The best part of this scene is that we get to play a little dress-up, and I’ve started keeping a camera backstage to capture some of the better get-ups. Above is a picture of Matt as a childhood crush who had “a lot of hair” and Brian as Wonder Woman. I think the party hats as wrist bands is a particularly brilliant touch. There’s also a picture of me playing someone we simply know as “Francesca.”

The Second City holiday party was this past Monday. I won my very first raffle prize: 2 tickets to the Shedd Aquarium. I’d say the Shedd is my favorite museum (if that’s in fact the category it falls into) in Chicago. The architectural boat cruise is probably my favorite touristy thing to do, but the Shedd is a close second.

I’ve never been to the top of the Sears Tower. In September, I will have lived in Chicago for 10 years. So I figure I could celebrate that anniversary by going then, or I could try to wear the fact that I haven’t been as a badge of honor. Let’s see if I can make it another 10 years, huh?

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