Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dear Diary, Behind the Scenes

Have you heard the buzz? New Life Church's Big House Productions is serving up a Dessert Theater experience this fall, and you're invited! New Lifer Jon Zemke will be directing 6 youth in Dear Diary, a play about youth for youth and adults ages 12 and up. Mark September 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. on your calendars and prepare to experience teenage drama that truly ends in a life or death situation. Tickets will be on sale on-line a month before the show. Adults/$8, Students and Seniors/$6. Both include a dessert reception during intermission. Proceeds will go to support New Life Church's Big House Student Ministries.

In the meantime, here's what the cast and crew have to say about their work so far...

Jillian B., Assistant Director:

"This play is really coming together!"

Sarah A., Grandmother:

"The play is really fun because we're all just laughing and having fun back stage."

Jon Z., Director:

"I should really check back stage more often!"

Taylor K., Mother:

"Well, from my experience, this play will be the next one on Broadway because we're all coming together as a family."

Vinnie B., Father:

"It's given me tips for how to be a dramatic person." (Big groan from the cast..."Like you need tips on being dramatic, Vinnie!")

Kelly S., Billie:

"This is the first play I've been in since I said, 'And the Big Bad Wolf said...'"

Don't let the jokes fool you...This play is teenage angst at its real-ist because it's being performed by those who know best. Don't miss this opportunity to support our youth while getting a sneak peek inside their 24/7 brains. More to come. Stay tuned...


Carol said...

This play is so relevant! I can't wait to see it all come together. The cast members are fun and talented! Thanks to all of you for all your hard work in getting this together. The message you bring through this play is so awesome!

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous! I only wish they had this sort of thing when I was a kid. I can't wait to see it!

I hope you struggle with this a little. Then the production will be more valuable to you, and it will mean more to you.

Keep up the great work ! All for an audience of one.

Anonymous said...

I would just like to say that they cut out some of our full comments...not saying its a bad thing but I know for sure that Taylor had said something a lot more sarcastic than what was put.

Rachel G said...

Dear Anonymous,
"They" is Rachel, and you're right...I did leave off part of Taylor's comments because while I was present and more or less understood the comments, I didn't think the audience reading this blog would necessarily understand her (out of context) quotes about being abusive to the cast. Sorry about that but it seemed like the right thing to do. The goal is to get people to come see this play, right? Thanks for reading...and commenting!