I am thrilled to announce that the world premiere of "Fame Whore" is now over, and I can return to my regularly scheduled semi-sane life. It was a long, rough journey that I thought for certain would cause many premature gray hairs. Before last night's performance, only one person had read the script, and I had no director for this project so I was left to pull things together by my lonesome. These are things I will never do again. That being said, the reception at Dixon Place last night was overwhelmingly positive. I was so deeply moved by the kind words and encouragement my friends and peers had to offer me, and I'm really looking forward to revamping my script and putting it up for a longer run in the near future. But we'll worry about that once the San Francisco Fringe is over.
But basking in the afterglow will only get me so far. The unfortunate thing about the days after a one-man show is the large number of people who didn't show up asking me how it went and explaining why they couldn't make it. It's nice that the interest is there, but despite the positive responses from my dear friends who showed up, the turn-out was once again less than I had hoped for. I suppose it's appropriate, because that's kind of what the entire show is about, but it still frustrates me that I can't draw a bigger crowd. I know a lot of people will talk up there shows to the whole world and you say you'll come but you don't really think they care. I'm telling you right now: I care. I'm sure you all think I'm much more popular than I am and that I won't notice if you show up or not. Believe you me, I will notice.
Therefore, New York City, I am telling you now: Before I leave for San Francisco, I will be doing a one-night-only performance of "VGL 5'4" Top" on Wednesday, August 29th, at Under St Marks (94 Saint Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A) at 7:00 PM. Mark your calendars NOW!