By Lisa Snider (Copyright 2008 Lisa Snider)
Required Props: Dog Collar and Toy Globe
Performed as a reading before a packed house on February 9 & 10 by the Theater 150 Actors: Susan: Laura Criswell, Chef and Hiram James: Jim Lashly, Mrs. Royal: Leslie Paxton, Stage Directions and Helium-Drunk Bellmen: Deb Norton (Director and Instructor)
Do you remember where you were on New Year’s Eve 1999? I sure do! It inspired a fictional short story that I published a few years ago. The story still nagged at me, and through this process, I was able to explore it more deeply, create new characters and situations, and see a different, stronger version come to life. My protagonist deals with some harsh realities from the kitchen of a hotel ballroom 15 minutes to midnight. Given that I spent Y2K working in a hotel, this has been, to say the least, cathartic.
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