Regardless, things went very well and our guests enjoyed themselves immensely.
Tonight's preview is an opportunity for the understudies to come in. We don't all have understudies, so its really only a shift in three of the major characters. In previous productions, I usually warn people not to come on nights with an understudy, but such is not the case here. The fill-in people are really great and bring their own unique spin to the roles while still effectively carrying on with the tenor of the play.
8pm. A Red Orchid. 1531 North Wells. $5 at the door. Better than sex and less expensive.
THE BS NEWS QUIZ OF THE DAY
Yesterday, I asked...
"Hanson's Auctioneers in England are set to auction off a pair of bloomers that belonged to whom?"
25% said "Margaret Thatcher"
- I can see someone bidding pretty high if should they need the scrap metal.
25% said "Winston Churchill"
- Not for the faint-hearted. You saw what Germany did to London in WWII. You can imagine what Churchill did to his bloomers during that time.
12% said "Madonna"
- Um, yeah. You can go to the auction or head over to Home Depot for a pair of her undies.
38% got it right with "Queen Victoria"
According to BBC News, a pair of bloomers that apparently belonged to Queen Victoria are to be auctioned off in Derby.
The knickers have a 50in (127cm) waist and date from the 1890s, which indicates the monarch had a large girth as she approached her 70s.
Hanson's Auctioneers are selling the bloomers on 30 July and expect them to fetch at least £500.Auctioneer Charles Hanson said: "These pants, considering their provenance and pedigree, are very exciting."
Here are the bloomers. They will be a bargain at any price, because, as you can see, they fit two.