Last night Bev and I ushered for the Saturday performance of Man of La Mancha. Her assignment for the night was to show people where their seats were, and mine was to greet people when they entered the foyer. I also now have a standing assignment–sell 50/50 raffle tickets.
It makes for a fun evening. We get to see and meet new people, interact with the Playhouse cast and staff, and see a good show. ….for the second time.
I think that one of the things I like about live theatre is the permission it gives for people to be exuberant. Where else can people don a costume or break out in song?
I broke my record for 50/50 sales last night; I collected $201 dollars. The person who won the raffle donated his $101 back to the theatre. The audience applauded him for his generosity.
It’s not good for me to be so successful because the next time I’m at the theatre I’ll be selling tickets. “50/50 tickets. Arm’s length for $10. Get your tickets right here.”