I have some really exciting news to share.
But first, you must know that two of my favorite things in the world to do are enjoying good comedy and good food. Those are probably what I spend most of my non-housekeeping, mothering or relationship-building time on. And if I can combine any of those things with eating and laughing, then I am a happy girl.
Did you also know that I was a drama major in college? The degree was called Drama/Theatre/Film Performance, but it was mostly theatre. Even though I am clearly not using that degree to its fullest, one thing I learned to love most about it was performing in front of a live audience, and especially making people laugh.
(Now my audience is usually one chubby little baby girl, but she has the best laugh and it's enough for me!)
Anyway, my exciting news is that I've been invited to be a part of a women's comedy troupe with five other ladies from my church and we are performing our first show, of skits and songs, on May 21st!
Now, I know what you're thinking. That's also Judgement Day. And you're right, so, clearly we did not coordinate this well with God's end-time calendar, but we are going to keep our fingers crossed that the judging will occur after our show.
Well, we don't want to be judged after our show, but if Judgement Day means the end of the world, we'd rather go out laughing.
So, performing comedy. Love it.
It gets better.
Another awesome lady from our church has started a program called Food for Life. They use food to educate and train low-income young adults in Washington, D.C., empowering them to become change agents in their lives and communities.
We are excited to do our first show as a benefit for Food for Life and we're calling it Laughs for Life. Brilliant, right?
The tickets are only $20 and it includes a delicious dinner prepared by the FFL students and a hilarious show.
Ok, I can only guarantee the delicious dinner part. We'll do our best to make the show hilarious.
If you're in the D.C. area and want to come, let me know and I'll get in touch with you with the details and info about getting tickets. All the proceeds from ticket sales go to Food for Life. If you're not in the area, but are inspired by Food for Life, you can donate to them directly here.