The last couple of days are a bit of a blur!Â After two workshops in Somerset, we moved into the theatre at the Center for Rural Development on Thursday to get ready for two performances there on Friday.
Turns out I wasn’t the ONLY Kevin Spencer performing in Somerset, KY that weekend!
Two shows later, we packed it all down and loaded a few tons of equipment back into the truck.Â We were on the road again making a long day even longer.Â We drove to Bowling Green, KY – checked into a hotel and got a few hours of sleep.Â Saturday morning, we finished the drive to Hopkinsville, KY for a performance at the newly renovated Alhambra Theatre.
We backed our truck up to the loading dock and, once the crew was signed in, we started bringing in the cases.Â Cindy and Ethan had to work especially hard to figure out how to make the production “work” with limited stage space.Â Keith had a few challenges of his own in the tech department.Â I spent most of my day on the lighting.Â In the end, it all came together.
Ticket sales had been strong before our arrival and the crowd that night didn’t disappoint us.Â The air conditioning stopped working in the theatre late afternoon and by show time, it was very hot!Â Amazingly, a packed house watched enthusiastically enduring the heat without so much as a single complaint.
I had the opportunity to meet one of the legends of magic that night as well.Â Mr. John Calvert and family/friends drove in from Bowling Green to see the show.Â Afterwards, I had the privilege of spending a few minutes talking with him.Â He was very complimentary and jestingly suggested that I should “consider doing this as a career.”
We made it back to the hotel around 11:30pm and all of us were ready for a good night’s sleep.
Ethan and I spent Sunday afternoon conducting a workshop for several healthcare and education professionals – psychologists, occupational therapists, and educators.Â The two-hour workshop flew by and the group turned in their evaluations commenting that the information they learned was “extremely beneficial,” “practical,” “inspiring,” and “medically accurate.”Â It was a great afternoon.
We are driving back to Virginia now.Â On Wednesday, Keith and I fly to Kansas City for a series a meetings and a television appearance on the MORNING SHOW on Fox 4.