They waved and I walked over to chat with them. It's was an Arts Group from Westchester, PA who had come to the city to see our show... and they LOVED it! All of them. I like talking with folks who have seen the show because it reminds me of just why I do what I do.
I then walked to dinner and was met by 6 women from NJ who had also just seen the show. They still had tears in their eyes and expressed to me how moved they were by the story. I sat with them while I waited for my meal (Salmon... remember fish for dinner on the Phil Goglia plan) and these wonderful women echoed the same sentiment that the group of 50 from PA did.
These are theatre goers... not tourists and they were all moved by the show.
I mention this out of gratitude. So often, from the stage, we hear only the audience response, laughter, applause... what have you, but to actually sit and have folks describe to me what they are experiencing on a visceral level when they see our show really brings it home. It means the world to me. It's why we do it!
This cast is so dedicated to the journey that TALE brings to the stage every night and it's nice to know that the effort is making a difference.
So thanks to the folks from New Jersey and Pennsylvania for making me smile today.
Hope to see the rest of you at the Stage Door!