By the way … Nate, your conceived character “Aunt Rudele” blew our minds. In fact, my daughter flew in from
just to meet your famous and funny aunt. We’re still laughing about Herbert, Aunt Rudele’s hen-pecked husband, and her famous Rudele’s Fried Chicken. I also remember WBTT doing “A Soldier’s Play” to commemorate Black History Month – 2008. That’s when you were performing at the Historic Asolo Theatre. Haven’t we come a long way?” Oh my, I almost forgot the cast presentation of Zora Neale Hurstons’s “Spunk.” For your info, I went on to learn more about this extremely talented playwright, essayist, and accomplished anthropologist who also wrote short stories. Maryland
Although I could continue, I do want to comment on some members of the cast who I’ve watched bloom into unique young adults, some leaving for bigger things. It makes me proud to say “Yes, I know them (almost) personally.” For instance, 13-year old Chris Eisenberg, a finalist on America’s Got Talent - 2010, Theresa Stanley who appeared in the Broadway cast of “Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple” and went on national tour of Rock of Ages. And, finally last week I watched as Mikeyy Mendez and Alyssa Moneyse White demonstrated their unique talents. Mendez exuded total confidence and sang his heart out, while Alyssa who I first noticed when she was a mere 11years of age, seemed to be saying “Move over ladies, I’m back!” Nate and cast, please don’t misunderstand, I can’t include everyone because of the lack of column space, but trust me, I’m a fan of all of YOU…and love you much!
Season 2011 – 2012 begins with the World Premiere of “Love Sung In The Key of Aretha” (Dec. 14 – Jan. 16). Count on me being there! Tickets can be obtained online at: http://www.wbttroupe.org/.
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