Sunday, September 04, 2005

Local Help

Cheap, easy, and fun. A reader writes in:

I'm a regular reader of your blog and a frequent visitor to Philly. I saw a production in the Fringe festival yesterday by a company called Egopo Productions--- they are from New Orleans and everyone involved in the show is now homeless and virtually destitute.

I wonder if you could perhaps post a notice on your blog urging any Philadelphia readers to support this company by going to their show. It's a great little production of an interesting play: Maids X 2 is two different versions of Genet's The Maids, back to back. They offer a 45 minute intermission with a dinner break: jambalaya, no less, with New Orleans beer.

It's a small thing, to be sure, but if any of your readers are lovers of the arts, this is one way that they can help some flood victims who are struggling to go and do their art in the face of what has to be absolute heartbreak. I think these folks are still in shock, but the show is going on all the same at International House in Philadelphia through Sept. 17. Showtime 7 p.m. So please, if you can, invite your readers to think about taking in this show. It's a great little piece and a bargain at $15 (includes the beer). Check for more information.