Moon Diary – Entry #6

January 10, 2011

By Grace Gonglewski, >stuff Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten

Well I don’t even know if anyone reads this, but I am enjoying writing it the little I have.

A day off. Up at 6:30 for the first time in weeks b/c school is back on. Poor kid – we were all a bit shocked but she with her late nights – since dad is on duty, as I am rehearsing late and home about midnight – is shell shocked. Yikes, dinner might be ugly. But at least I will be home for once to cook a good healthy meal and wash her hair and put her to bed. I will just have to let go of a few things like piano practice… oh how I miss her!!

First day off since x-mas eve which was spent madly becoming an instant santa, mother, sister and auntie with my beloved family in DC. My relaxing thoughts of being driven back to Philly on boxing day were cut short by the snow storm. I grabbed a 9am metro to Union Station, nabbed a cab in Philly and got to the Arden on time. Alec [Ferrell, Stage Manager] let us out early so I could catch a train but with no boots, a thin coat and 5 inches already I opted to be housed at actor housing nearby. Everyone bustled to set me up (thank you [Arden staff members] Andrew and Liz!!) and before I knew it I was having a charming meal at the Plough with Eric [Hissom who plays Jamie in Moon], his wife Angel who is a dear friend, and Pfeif [Matt Pfeiffer, director].

Arden acting housing is charming! Gorgeous marble fireplaces, tasteful comfortable furniture, my room was spacious and elegant – I really enjoyed it. Angel made pancakes in the morning:) I have stayed at many actor housing and I think it was one of the nicest.

Anyway, thanks for listening, whoever you are.

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