Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Busy Boyer!

Friday at 1:00PM, tune in to 88.5 in the Washington DC area for WAMU's Metro Connection, and listen for some talk about Sleeping Beauty! The cast went to the WAMU studio on Tuesday and recorded parts of a couple of songs, and a little bit of dialogue. We'll be toward the end of the program, which will also air on Saturday @ 5:00am and 2:00pm and Monday @ 2:00am. It will also be available as a podcast.

Also: at 7 PM on Tuesday, October 3, swing by the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, MD, where I and some other good folks will be in a staged reading of THE CHRISTMAS DOLL by Joan Cushing, based on the book by Elvira Woodruff, directed by Kate Bryer. This reading is FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Death and Life

Patrick Quinn, former prez of Actors' Equity who was slated to become the new executive director, died of a heart attack at 56. Here's the NYTimes article (registration may be required).

I also found out that my fourth-grade teacher, Edna Jarvis, died, at 63. To be honest, I don't remember much about fourth grade, but I do remember seeing Ms. Jarvis on occasion years later and that she was very nice.

This is all a part of life . . .
. . . but also, life is a part of life --

My older brother, Phil, just turned 40 on the 24th. His young sons wished him a happy birthday a day earlier, apparently because they thought it was more fun to say You're gonna be old as dirt than to say You ARE old as dirt.

And my younger sister Tenneil is pregnant! She and her husband John seem to be happy about it, and I shall gear up for my 10th uncling (uncle-ing) -- 4 via older sis Laura, 2 via Phil, 3 via marriage / Jen's bro Barry and his wife Sara, and sometime next year (knock wood) a newbie via T&J. I'm goin' into double digits.

Sadness and joy, rain and rainbows.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

All's Quiet on the Western Blogosphere

A few items, as I haven't written in a while. Bad blogger.

1 -- I am a couple of weeks into rehearsals for Sleeping Beauty at Imagination Stage. Rehearsals are going pretty well. The other members of the cast and the director are all good quality folks and fun to be with, so my recent work life has been a treat. I think it'll be a good show. Check it out, especially if you have little ones!

I'll also be part of the annual Gala at Imagination Stage on October 21. Last year Jane Goodall was there! This year should also be very exciting!

2 -- My heart swells with pride, or perhaps it's my glory-loving head, for I now have my own category on Larry Dahlke's blog, titled "That's Wierd Peter" (and I noticed just now that there's no comma between Wierd and Peter . . . hmm).

But there's a couple of things I must say -- first is: Larry, you need to write something new. I'm becoming self-concious my being the first thing I see on your blog. And why haven't you written about Othello (currently showing at Wayside Theatre, directed by "blogfather" Warner Crocker, with Larry playing Cassio)? Inquiring minds want to know! And second: I guess I'd better get to work on some more TWP, if it is to be a worthwhile category . . . . hmm . . . .

3 -- And speaking of people needing to write, Carl Randolph's blog has been strangely silent of late. He's in a production of A Prayer for Owen Meany at the Roundhouse Theatre. And then there's Malia Arguello, stage manager and knitter extraordinaire, whose blog and myspace pages have also been quiet. Darn it, I'm trying to live vicariously! Write, people!