Today we're closing a show that I am just extremely proud of. It has honestly been a joy performing every moment of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe at First Folio Theatre. Taking the audience along on the eerie and heartbreaking journey of our little world we've created has been an absolute joy. I love when they have gasped out loud at something gory, or laughed, or cried.
The company is brilliant, and I know we're leaving this show with truly great friendships (Kate Suffern, Alyssa Frewen, Leena Kurishingal, Gary Henderson, Evan Michalic, Andrew Behling, Christian Gray). I will miss seeing their beautiful faces every day.
So grateful for all the support and publicity the show has received. From. The Chicago Tribune to American Theatre Magazine. Grateful to my best friend, Sarah Bowden for seeing it three times! Grateful to my parents for coming all the way from Oregon. Grateful to my husband Mark Chrisler and all the Chrislers and friends thereof who made it.
And one last big thank you to Alison C. Vesely and David Rice both for creating such a beautiful play, and for dedicating so much of your lives to such a wonderful theatre.
Thank all of you!
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