Dear Constant Reader,

Primus, the book I was reading the other day was Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King. I’m a big King fan and think his short stories are some of his best work. (I’m also one of the Constant Readers of the Dark Tower saga, but that’s epic. How fortunate for me that this collection has a Dark Tower story.)

Secundus, we had one long, but hugely productive rehearsal last night. We started off with one of Evie’s evil, sweat-drenching, calisthenic warm-ups, to classic Bruce Springsteen tunes.

Then Evie and Devora went to work with our special guest, Richard Gilbert, a violence designer from Chicago, to create some fight choreography for their Danse Apache. And then he worked with Betty, Evie, and Stella for The Innocent’s initiation into the world of The Wrathskellar at the hands of The Countess and The Martinet. If you thought what was done in years past was disturbing, just wait…

The rest of us were not idle. Meredith, our costume designer, had brought sketches and showed them to us all. Everyone was measured and any existing pieces were pulled from stock. I can’t wait for the new pieces to start arriving!

Tertius, Brigitte and I warmed up “Mistress & Maid” from The Wrathskellar last year, which we will be performing at The 3rd Annual Salute to Bettie Page next Saturday. We’ll be modeling too!

We ran more than an hour longer than usual, but it was worth it. We have so much time, and so little to do! Strike that, reverse it.

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