A core tenet of Neo-Futurism is honesty.* We don’t pretend to be people we’re not; we don’t pretend to do things we’re not doing; we don’t tell stories that don’t belong to us.
So this is the truth: if you are a football fan, you are not coming to our show this Sunday.
Maybe we’ll see you on Friday. Or Saturday. That would be nice. But if you’re busy cleaning, or making finger foods, or reading and watching 24-hour pre-game commentary, we get it and we won’t pretend otherwise. Some of us wish we could catch the game, but we’ve got Sunday TML. So go forth. Enjoy yourself! You don’t even need to read the rest of this blog post.
Are all those jockstraps gone? Great. You’re still here and you’re wondering what to do this weekend. But you’re not going to watch the fuggin’ Superbowl. Because maybe you hate sports. Or you love sports but your belligerent ex broke your TV. Or you were horrified by the stories of human trafficking all around the game and can’t bear to participate even as a TV spectator. Or you have traumatic high school memories of being bullied by football players. Or you love football so much, like almost a little too much, and you have been having serious problems with your heart and lungs this year, and you are worried if you let yourself get that excited your chest will explode. NBD. We support you.
Guess what? It’s not just Superbowl weekend. LOOK:
January 31st is Chinese New Year, the day we begin the Year of the Horse.
February 1st is the first day of February.**
February 2nd is Groundhog’s Day, a critically acclaimed Hollywood film starring Bill Murray.
February 2nd is the 7th wedding anniversary of ensemble member Leah Urzendowski-Courser and artistic associate Anthony Courser.
February 2nd is the day in 1731 that George F. Handel’s opera “Poro” premiered in London.***
February 2nd is the 37th birthday of Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known professionally as Shakira.
January 31st, February 1st and February 2nd together are your last chances to see ensemble members Kirsten and Leah for a few months, and your very last chance to see Trevor Dawkins performing in Too Much Light for THE REST OF THE GODDAMN YEAR! Come take one last look into those baby blues before he leaves the show, goes insane creating his epic full-length show Haymaker, orders himself a pair of these, and you never see his real eyes again.
There’s plenty to celebrate. And 8 delicious new plays to be gobbled up. And if we remember how to work the projector we are going to play Groundhog’s Day in the State Park on Sunday over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and
if you’re looking for something to do, we’d love for you to spend this special weekend with us. If not, we will respectfully leave you to your finger foods. Until next week.