Friday, June 1, 2007

The "Color Purple"

Our big event of the year was seeing the "Color Purple" at the Cadillac/Palace theatre! Thanks to McHugh Construction and a private donor, we were able to eat at the Italian Village and attend the show.

At dinner we ate shrimp cocktail, calmari (not a big hit), salad, bread, pasta, more pasta, cheesecake, tiramisu, and brownie sundaes. Some of the girls were brave enough to try espresso, but I don't think they'll ever try it again! Our waiter Mario gave us incredible service, and the highlight of the dinner was simply getting to know each other better. The girls told stories and more stories, and there was no shortage of laughter!

We cabbed it to the theatre and watched a powerful performance of love lost and found, strength, and courage. What was really neat about the show for Jen and I was to watch the girls being inspired. The female characters were strong and powerful in spirit; in a group full of girls, we thought this was the perfect message!

5-23, 5-30: Scripts for Year-End Dinner!

We've been working through ideas and coming up with some entertainment for the year-end dinner! We encouraged the girls to present something that would represent their unique voices and experiences...after drafting different ways to express ourselves, we've decided to combine improv and poetry. The girls wanted their performance to be somewhat scripted but "live" enough to entertain the audience. Next week we're going to a coffee shop to practice performing our words!

See everyone at the year-end dinner!