Bonjour à nouveau!! I'm back from five wonderful weeks in France touring with Word for Word Performing Arts Company's production of In Friendship. It was a thrill and honor to spend this time working with the remarkable artists of Word for Word!
<< Ladies of the Friendship Village Cemetery Improvement Sodality, Friendship, Wisconsin's leading charity organization: (from top left) Delia MacDougall, Susan Harloe, Patricia Silver, Sheila Balter, and Jeri Lynn Cohen.
A few favorite moments from Tour de France 2014:
-Performing in Paris (!) at a beautiful theatre just steps from the Champs de Mars and Eiffel Tower
-Performing in the ancient cities of Nantes, Angers, and Nancy
-Connecting with the French lovers of theatre and literature who keep this tour thriving!
-Connecting with French lovers. (Kidding! Or am I??)
-Sitting with a glass of wine or a café creme, reading and re-reading The Dud Avocado at Le Select
-Spending a weekend in a troglodyte home in the countryside outside Angers
-Riding bikes through the Loire Valley
-Reuniting with friends made during the 2013 tour
-Feeling like a badass on the Metro: got this transit thing DOWN by tour #2
-Eating boeuf tartare and moutarde at Le Select
-Eating breakfast [un café + une baguette + un croissant; aka, Caffeine + Butter + Bread + Butter + Bread] at Le Select
-Making a Kickstarter video at Le Select to raise funds needed for detox from all the food consumed at Le Select
-Staying up late in our beautiful Montparnasse apartment and dashing out to the balcony every hour on the hour to watch the Eiffel Tower turn into Disco Eiffel Tower
Opening Night of "You Know When the Men Are Gone," March 2013, outside the Salle Adyar. >>>
-Walking the Promenade Plantée and the Petit Ceinture
-Patronizing the restaurant of Gerard Depardieu
-Following a family of ducks as they swam along the Canal Saint-Martin (very springtime in Paris)
-Being poured an old fashioned by a white-gloved, white-haired bartender at a candlelit bar in the 15th
-Walking everywhere in the perfect Paris weather
-Staying in the 18th century home of the Duke of Lorraine's "Master of the Wolf Hunt" in Nancy. (Yeah, our hosts are pretty cool.)
-Participating in the American Library in Paris's reading flash mob under the Eiffel Tower
-Riding a very unsafe luge-style roller coaster at a Fun Fair in Nancy with partner in crime Patty
-All the wine
-All the cheese
-All the baguettes
A magical trip -- an extraordinary show -- a wonderful spring in Paris!