Ladies and gentlemen... I introduce you to Lydia Callis.
By Rachel James (Treasurer/Writer)
In case you didn't hear, there was a hurricane.
Last year, Irene came to New York, hoping to be as big as she was back in Carolina, only to be ridiculed by the locals. This year, Sandy came to town with nary a fuck to give.
Living in Harlem, we barely felt the effects of Sandy. It was a tad windy, and one of the subway stations near me looks like this:
But otherwise, our lights stayed on. And I have risen to become *mediocre* at MarioKart.
Needless to say, she brightened the mood. While Facebook and Twitter kept us up to date on our friends and families, the mayor's addresses kept us aware that we could still find humor in a tragedy. With her expressive interpreting, and several wardrobe changes, Lydia Callis got us through Sandy. And made us all very grateful that the power stayed on.
So thank you, Lydia Callis. Your star is shining just a little brighter after the storm.
is a native New Yorker and theatre baby. Her plays have been produced by The 52nd Street Project and Starfish Theatreworks. She currently makes a living as a Broadway treasurer.
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