"Smartphones: A pocket-size farce" A new comedy by Emilio Williams opening July 19th, 2012 at Trap Door Theatre (Chicago)

Monday, July 23, 2012

What an amazing opening weekend!

If you want a glimpse into the joy and happiness of our project check these photos taken on the stage after opening night. I keep referring to this production as "the happiest theatrical process of my life".

My friend told me once that reviews can be good or can be bad, but that friends can only be good, because if they are bad, they're not friends. How wise! (BTW, we did get two rave reviews so far, but more about that later. This post is about something more important that good reviews!)

So friends, good friends, we do have plenty...some of them came this weekend from Baltimore, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, just to see the show... one sent us the most beautiful arrangement of pink roses we've ever seen, some other friends organized groups of people to come and see the show.

Then, we have the new friends. Those who enjoyed the show so much they stayed to say kind words and/or have drinks with the cast and crew. The audience response was amazing! Two sold out shows and one almost sold out, but most importantly the people in the room laughed, gasped and was entertained by our little crazy show. Priceless.

And finally, we have the friends from afar. Good wishes, texts, emails, calls came from all over. Most of them from Spain and New York City.

Putting a live show, with limited financial resources, is a very brave, vulnerable proposition, specially a world premiere of new material never tested before. So many things can go wrong, and when they go, the artists are left out in the cold, bare-naked. This time around, for us, nothing went wrong!

This opening weekend, with so much love and friendship, it was hard not to feel completely indestructible.

Thanks, my friends!


The beautiful and talented cast celebrates on stage.

Cast and Crew

John Gray (L), our voice over narrator, made an appearance.
Here with Antonio (C) and Geraldine.

Geraldine and Skye! Two powers of nature who 
did an amazing job with all production aspects.

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