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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sammy Sosa, 2005 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH1

Sammy Sosa was renowned for his on-field theatrics, from his double-hop out of the batter's box on well-struck balls to his dead sprint out to right field on defense. I'm engaging in some theatrics myself this weekend, and I've been a nervous wreck about it all week. For the fourth consecutive year, I and my friends at Zero Hour Theatre have produced a play as part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. However, this year I wrote the play that is being performed. It's called Apocalypse Story, and it's a one-act dark comedy about a pair of wayward twentysomethings coping with the aftermath of a nuclear strike and fighting for the affection of an attractive young woman. I'm dealing with all of the usual nagging worries:

-What if nobody comes to see the show?
-What if the audience and/or the critics hate the show?
-What if the actors forget their lines and/or blocking?

That's pretty much it, but those are really big Whats. I'm feeling even more anxiety than usual because this is the first full-length play I've written that has made it to the stage. Should it fall flat, I'll feel a lot more personal responsibility than I would under normal circumstances. I realize that I'm probably overblowing things, but knowing that everything is out of my hands now is a bit scary. As Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part.

All that being said, if you're going to be in the D.C. area during either of the next two weekends and you're curious to see what all this fuss is about, drop on by the Wonderbox theatre and say hello. You can get more information and buy tickets here.


Kyle said...

That sounds really interesting! I'm a sucker for all manner of post-apocalyptic stories...wish I was in the area to check it out.

OriolePhan said...

I hate this card ... i became a fan of the o's in 2005 first place until all star break (remind me of this year) what did sammy do in o's uni he hit more home runs after taking a year off in texas. sorry i had to vent

Kevin said...

Kyle - Thanks! FWIW, we had a good opening weekend. A couple of favorable reviews, and some crowds that were on the small side but appreciative.

OP - Vent away. The 2005 season sticks out to me as especially painful, because of the wild swing from contention to loserdom and the accompanying off-the-field mess.