Posted by Heidi on June 5, 2008
Well, that’s because the entire company is working hard to prepare for Celebration of Authors. I know, I know…I’ve sent a few thousand emails about it. I’ve even blogged about it before. But unless you’ve come to COA in years past, you have no idea how awesome this show really is. In fact, this year it’ll be even more awesome—it is, after all, our tenth anniversary and COA is in its biggest, fanciest venue yet.
COA isn’t just awesome in the way all BOM shows are awesome. Sure, there will be silly hats a-plenty and some great kid logic (SPOILER ALERT!—Just think, if you had a clone, you could send him to school so you could play with your other clone. Amazing). There’s a ninja barbershop quartet. Yeah, you may need to re-read that sentence and think about it. I won’t even get into the first story of the night, but it might change the way you think about broadway. And what will Mother Nature do to those who don’t respect her? Oh, and that Bollywood number Lacy blogged about? Yeah, that’s there too.
Unlike most of our public performances, however, a big portion of the audience will be the kids who wrote these stories, and their families and teachers and neighbors. One little girl is bringing 18 of her closest relatives. Others will come with only one or two. No matter how big the entourage, however, on this night all the kids are stars, and will be treated as stars should.
This year Celebration of Authors will be at the enormous and beautiful Athenaeum Theatre. It’s conveniently located, and there are plenty of seats. We’ve moved to a different night so as not to conflict with the Jeffs. Oh, and though we’ll appreciate any donations toward our programming, the show is free. What’s your excuse? Make a reservation online or by calling 312-409-1954. You will like it.
Celebration of Authors
Tuesday, June 10th
2936 N. Southport Ave.
(at the intersection of Lincoln/Southport/Wellington).
Juice and cookies reception with the famous authors themselves follows the show.
P.S. Because we’ll be busy with COA, there is no regular TWG performance on Monday the 9th.