Friday, March 07, 2008

My ROGUISH 55!

Peeking through the stage door, I’m surprised by 101 peering eyes
Waiting for me. Whose bloody idea was this!?!?!?” I seethe. Breathing deep (and putting on my big-girl-pants) I step onstage. “Did ya’ll really come to hear me talk about sex?” I challenge, "or do ya’ simply wanna go to the store with Airplane Jayne?”


I have two words for you. And no, they aren't, "You Suck."
although I have been know--
but wait, this is not about that -- this is about my Rogue Show. My two words are, "Sold Out." And not "sold out" in that caved in to the material world way - I mean "sold out" as in "holy-shit-what-the-hell-are-all-those-people-doing-out-there" kinda way.
So my sold-out-wednesday show led to me getting this:
Holy shit...
But seriously, I am having a blast (even if I'm a wreck for twenty minutes before I go on stage). I'm getting some nice press also:

Mia Paschal (one of the most talented performers I have seen): This funny and moving work boasts subtly solid writing, and a very strong performance.

Solitaire: the connection she made with the audience during her performance allowed everyone to root for her and be on her side, and when she talks about the divorce papers my heart broke

Eric (yes, yes, it's long...but theres' some good stuff there!): you want to just hold her so the lights don’t sting her eyes, realizing that she’s priceless
-and she’s only three feet away.

Steve: Out Standing! I was amazed her first excursion into writing and solo performance. WEll written, confidently performed and wonderfully entertaining!

**Tune in here later to see what Steve wrote to Drew...You remember Drew, yes? From here.**

Dear Drew,
Well, it did go down and I mean down. I was shocked to see 20 people in the audience, then realized she took your advice and packed the house with PTS Iraq veterans......

....So it seems a group of recovering alcoholics wandered in and, hearing Jayne go on, just assumed it was an AA meeting.

...Anyway, Jayne attempted to explain it was NOT an AA meeting:

"Sir, this is not an AA meeting. And Iam not an alcoholic."
"Sure, Lady, that's what they all say. You're in denial."
"No, I'm in the Rogue."
"Call it what you want; it's still denial."
"No Sir! This is my show!"
"Yes, it is. But it's customary to let others speak at these meetings, you know."







7 comments:

lime said...

i sooooo wish i could come see the show! break a leg, apj. how great is all of that?!

mintzworks said...

PTS Iraq Vets.

HEEEEE!!!!

Hey, I loved your show also!!!!! And you.

And of course, I'm thinking about you so much during this tough time :-)

KFarmer said...

Congrats!!! Hoo Hoo!! I knew you would knock em' dead :)

Damn, wishing so bad I could see you perform your show! Maybe there was an undercover TV producer...:)

KaMotion said...

congrats on the encore performance!

Flash said...

101 eyes? Was a pirate in the audience?

And that is so cool that it's sold out. I wish I could catch it!

Ms. Snow said...

I wanted to come again... ahem... attend your show again but it was insane...

You are amazing my dear and I am SO proud of you!

I can't wait to see what you write about next year!

Diesel said...

Congrats on the show!