Get intimate with Phylicia Rashad

Two posts in one day? Really? Indeed. I have the inside scoop for you on an upcoming event. Phylicia Rashad (AKA Mrs. Huxtable, and I hope she's not reading this because I'm sure she just loves to be referred to as that) is coming back to Seattle Rep for a one-night "Inside the Actor's Studio" type event. June 11 at 8 p.m. she'll be interviewed by superstar director Kenny Leon (he directed Puff Daddy/Diddy/whatever in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway), and then you'll have a chance to ask her questions as well (what's Bill Cosby really like? Did he get you the J-E-L-L-O hookup?).

I had the great fortune of meeting Ms. Rashad, and she is probably the most eloquent, graceful women I've ever talked to. This event is also a benefit for the Rep's amazing education programs, so your ticket price ($75) supports local students AND gets you into a post-show champagne celebration. If there's champagne, there's a good chance I'll be there. You can tell me how much you love the blog, and I'll autograph your blackberry.

More information is here. If you're sold already, you can call the box office right this minute (unless you're reading this in the middle of the night) at 206-443-2222.

Tickets are really limited because we're holding the event in our smaller Leo K Theatre to make it a more intimate affair. Need more convicing?




Bench Press

Things have been slow in blogland. It's sort of like summer break around here except instead of drinking mai tais we're all still working, albeit at a more relaxed pace. Since the season has been winding down, our shop has been involved in a little extra project building this bench.

We built it because, well, the Seattle Center asked us. They asked all of the campus tenants to design and build benches. They gave us dimensions, but every bench will look completely different and be made of a different material. Ours happens to be metal. No word if it'll be a permanent fixture or just a summer thing, and we don't know where it's going on the campus grounds, but keep an eye out.

We dragged it out in front of the theater for a goofy photo shoot yesterday. You can see it's "interactivity." Who doesn't love sticking their faces in things?

Points for anyone who knows what play this season inspired this photo shoot.