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!

1 comment:

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

It's great to see how you volunteers have created this space for our teens to come together and learn to express themselves, and in the process, your lives are also being enriched.

That's what makes a tutor/mentor program like Cabrini Connection so special. It enriches the lives of the kids and the volunteers. Thank you for organizaing this.