Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Operation Charm City: Victory

James here.

Taking the bus back to New York City after putting Operation Charm City to bed for good last night.  With the rubber rolling along and Baltimore fading in the rear-view, I can finally breathe enough to reflect on what could only be called an incredible victory for Generous Company and I am the Machine Gunner.  We garnered rave reviews from the local press, we had numerous repeat ticket buyers, and we pleased the crew at the Baltimore Theatre Project who promised that we could return “any time we want”.  A victory on almost every front.

It is with somewhat of a heavy heart that I leave Baltimore this time.  “Charm City” has undeniably been the headquarters of I am the Machine Gunner and ground zero for a truly explosive creative collaboration.  Between the production’s American premiere and the previous workshop in Towson, Baltimore has left an indelible impression at the heart of this production. I can’t thank Towson Company enough for helping us spread the word on this incredible project.  Your support, comments, criticisms, questions and heartfelt belief in I am the Machine Gunner helped us all take this project to another plane.  We salute you.

Photo above:  Baltimore, "The Greatest City in America"

For me it’s back to NYC for a few weeks before hitting the road with Rebecca Eastman and Jamie Johnson for Operation Я.A.U.E., slamming Crystal Lake, IL this Oct. 9th and 10th.  If you happen to live in the Chicago area, consider yourself under orders to come out to see the show.  You will not forget it.



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