I had the most incredible time at Lobster Feast. I had never attended before and had no idea what to expect from what turned out to be a thrilling, beautiful fundraiser for Actors Theatre. Most everyone adhered to the Legendary Louisville theme, which meant impressive costumes and impersonations, including – my favorite – Red Pin Media Publisher Laura Snyder as Mona Bismarck. The decorations and little touches, including memorable Louisville scenes and attractions featuring actors, were spectacular. And the lobster was wonderful (confession: I ate five). But my favorite moment occurred when Les Waters stepped onto the stage, which was actually a boxing ring (again, another nice touch). The renowned artistic director was flanked by several children who play field mice in Actors’ current production of “Little Bunny Foo Foo.” I know I’m not the only one who teared up a bit when Mr. Waters reminded us he’s stepping down at the end of the season, but that was quickly replaced by a smile when he affirmed the purpose of Lobster Feast: supporting Actors Theatre so everyone, including – especially – children have access to the legendary gem. You can find photos from the event, which was emceed by Jean West, in this issue.
One of the benefits of being an editor is reading stories from so many talented writers. Each week, that includes Partyline columnist Carla Sue Broecker, who is currently traveling the world with her husband, Brad. Carla Sue’s latest update had me howling, especially when she shared a quick quip about a salt shaker and how her significant other may have kept her from a bit of international trouble.
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