Friday, May 23, 2008

A *drama*tic turn of events ...

The play!!!

A Straits Time's reporter just called S (who's the brainchild behind the play I keep mentioning here) and asked her for more details on the production so she could list our play under the events section in the Life Section of the newspaper!!!

In other news, we're SOLD OUT for both shows right now!!! :D

We planned for 2 screenings and counted on selling about 80% of seating capacity, ensuring we'd just about break even on rent.

But it looks like we've crossed 100% and not only will we break even, we'll even have money to give away to charity :DDD And we've contacted this group at work who officially interface between employees and this organization called World Vision and the money will likely go to the Burma Disaster relief fund :-)

As if all this isn't awesome enough, the waiting list currently counts to some 20 odd people :) This afternoon, this person from the legal section in my company mailed me and asked about tickets and after having politely assigned him to the wait list, I happened to paste the mail to N (while I was gloriously raving about the SELL OUT!) over chat, and N informed me that this person is like this REALLY senior uncle in the company and we should just have kept VIP seats aside for junta like this. PHEW! Who would've thought!!! :)

We're planning on doing a 3rd screening on Sunday if the wait list reaches 50 people :) Let's wait and watch :)

Now I just hope we perform to expectations! Prayers and wishes are welcome and needed, so please to send our way!! :)

I'm off to cook V's brother some delicious asparagus risotto and spend the evening over conversation and white wine (after SO long!). My bags are packed and I'm ready to go off to this weekend filled with rehearsals before the final screening next weekend ....

Edited to add: Here's the Risotto...garnished with mint and cheese.. tastes divine!!! Couldn't find white wine, so don't go telling me red's the wrong choice!! :D Camerawork credits to V's brother :)



Have a lovely weekend, you too!! :)

8 comments:

~nm said...

How the hello I did not know about you and your play!!?? I thought I had been reading your quite regularly.

Anyways..it surely sound so wonderful news!! Something to be really excited to be jumping up and down!! :D

Wishing you all the best and let us know how things go!

Mahogany said...

wow, that is impressive! Im looking forward to hearing that the audiences were wowed!

unpredictable said...

Nm: Thanks :) I spoke about it sporadically here .. not too often :) but thanks :)

Mahogany: We're hoping the same! Hence the 20 hour weekends :D There's so many people missing this coz they're traveling, you and both my ex bosses ... sigh! But thanks :)

dushyanth said...

i want food!
wouldnt mind watchin play either ...... but can't fly all the way to be on waiting list :-P

unpredictable said...

Dush: Yeah right, so you'd flu otherwise huh? HUH?

unpredictable said...

Dush: Err ... fly .. not flu .. don't flu .. it sounds bad :)

raman: said...

wow. congrats. that is really, really, really cool.

unpredictable said...

Raman! Heya! It's been a while hasn't it! Thanks :) and hope ur doing well ...