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Monday, September 8, 2008


A Philly Fringe Festival Production!!!
Wednesday, September 10th, 7:30 p.m.
@ Ethical Society in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square
www.livearts-fringe.org, or www.myspace.com/ladydoveakapheralyndove

In just two days, “Little Girl Blue” is going up! It’s crunch time – lots of running around - pulling it all together: tweaking the costume and accessories, assembling all the props, taking care of the insurance, touching bases with Jeanne Bradley at the Ethical Society, making final press calls, picking up technical equipment from Scribe Video, coordinating box office details with John Emory and folks at the Fringe Festival…..checking in with my marketing people and stage crew…..They say it takes a village to raise a child, and believe me, it takes a village to mount a one-woman show!

Yesterday, I met JoAnna Turner at the Ethical Society; we did a technical run through. Her son, Miles Turner, a member of the stage crew, was gracious enough to come along and provide some much needed assistance. Film maker and photographer Bill Sneed was also at the tech rehearsal, lending support and great advice as well. JoAnna has poured a lot of love, creativity and technical ingenuity into this project and I trust and pray everything will work out as planned. Last night after the rehearsal, my sister Esther and I went over all the fine details of the program. She too has stepped up with her design expertise to produce a program that will also work as a wonderful keepsake.

Today, I’m doing a run through with the production’s musical director, bassist/composer Warren Oree. Warren’s live musical presence has added a lot of flair, personality and verve to the production; I am ever so thankful to have him along on this joy ride. Stay tuned. More to come….Asante Sana. Peace & Blessings.

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