A whole new chapter of my life began twenty years ago this week. Personally, I was internally begging my 10-day-overdue baby Zachary to let himself be birthed; which he finally allowed, at almost 10lbs, on Saturday, August 5, 1995. Professionally, I had recently left my long-running cherished, kooky romantic role as Shannon O'Hara McKechnie on "As the World Turns." Times were a changin' on many fronts.
This Wednesday, August 5th, 2015, my baby Zachary will celebrate his 20th birthday. Proud doesn't begin to describe how I feel about my 6'1" athletic, very smart, positive-minded, The Ohio State University Junior, who is honored to belong to Pike fraternity (Phi Kappa Alpha) and who was one of a very few college students whom Apple hired this Summer as an At Home Advisor. #ZachRocks!
Also on this August 5th, I will be filming many scenes as Josh Mostel's tough-tawkin' Staten Island wife, Gloria, in Esther Levy-Chehebar's funny film "The Amazing Ray," directed by her co-writer husband, Isaac Chehebar; as I did yesterday and also will on Tuesday. #TheAmazingRay
In between brush-up rehearsals for #VanyaAndSoniaAndMashaAndSpike, that is. We'll be presenting the 2013 Tony Award winning Christopher Durang play at our 3rd venue, with the same cast and director, August 11-22, 2015 at The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Please come see us. And go to the beach! CapePlayhouse.com
Things couldn't be more different than 20 years ago, but I am so very, very grateful for everything that has happened to, and for, both my 2 sons and me to this point in our lives. Thanks for being a part of this lively journey. Whew!