I spent a wonderful weekend out in St. Louis, helping my director Bill Whitaker, my fantastic cast, and all the nice folks at HotCity Theater celebrate opening weekend of the world premiere of my play "Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday."
"Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday" is about a young woman named Lynn who decides to leave her whole life behind, to become a commercial fisher in Alaska -- and about her family, who decides that they'll do absolutely anything to keep her from leaving. It was a finalist for HotCity's Greenhouse Festival last year, and the company selected it for full production.
|The Hallaby family -- Margie and Lynn and Kelly and Hudson.|
|"You want to fish? We'll fish!"|
|Ray and Lynn.|
|"Going. I'm going. I love you. But I'm going."|
But I don't get to step back in time and change things. Just peek in the window, remember, laugh a little, cry a little, and appreciate the talented people -- actors, designers, director, producers, stage manager -- who have worked so hard to bring this play to life.
|The whole family. Lynn and Ray, Gary and Kelly, Hudson and Margie.|
|Endings and beginnings.|