Thursday, March 30, 2006

GLORY PIE! wanna piece?

We are thrilled to announce that our comedy, GLORY PIE, is finally getting a professional production at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles after sold-out readings at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood. We open Friday, April 21 and run for five weekends till Sunday, May 21, so tell all your friends in the LA area to come see the play!

GLORY PIE is the result of our own journey to adopt our daughter Jemma from China. Originally, we began writing the piece based on our friends' experience adopting a Chinese baby. In a twist of events, life began to imitate art and we started our own journey to adopt our daughter. Eventually, our first-hand experiences with issues raised regarding transracial adoption became the canvas for our play.

The story unfolds during a dinner party to celebrate the adoption by one sister (Laney) of a baby from China just as the other sister (Paula) discovers she is pregnant. To make matters worse, the party is crashed by the brash, new neighbors - a lingerie model and an Australian actor - who proceed to stay, get drunk and eat all the food. What follows is a hilarious romp around political correctness peppered with deep-seeded resentments and finished with Glory Pie.

Jane Lockhart of the Sweet Lady Jane bakery is bringing this euphoric confection to life by creating a real “Glory Pie” exclusively for us and it will be available in her Melrose Avenue store for the run of the show beginning April 7, 2006. Pretty cool, huh?

We have an amazing cast of seasoned actors with varied film, television and stage credits bringing the ensemble to life: Carla Capps, Dan Kinsella, Brendan O’Malley, Darren Schnase, Alyssa Stec, Tom Tate and Bree Turner

GLORY PIE is produced by Kate Langrall Folb of Nightingale Entertainment. The Coronet Theatre is located at 366 North La Cienega Blvd., between Beverly Blvd. and Melrose Avenue. Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM and 7PM. Ticket prices are $20 for Friday and Sunday evenings and $25 for Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. For ticket information, call the Coronet Theatre box office at 310.657-7377 or go to See you all there!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Always Ready for a Closeup

Anytime we take out the video or the camera, Jemma knows it's time to pose. Things are moving so fast with this girl. Her coordination just gets stronger and her words keep coming out clearer. Now that she has 12 teeth and more on the way she likes to say, "teef" and knows most of her body parts. She likes to help when she gets dressed and undressed lifting her legs for pants, socks and shoes and she can even take her shirts off over her head by herself. She refers to herself as "baby" and loves to say her the name of her favorite dog, "Roooo ahhhh!" Jemma's voice is so beautiful, too, we melt when she says "mama" and "da da." She hasn't started saying "no" yet but she does say, "done!" Life with this child just keeps getting better and better.

Minding the Hacienda

Jemma is fourteen months old and walking full time, even running, so we had to buy her some running shoes. She figured out how to climb down the steps by herself and now when we go hiking we take her out of the sling and she walks the trail. She likes wearing her hat and sunglasses but she likes mommy's hat even more. What a fashion bug.

Funny Girl

Jemma's sense of play is so strong and now a sense of humor is emerging, it's so much fun. She likes to play peek-a-boo, and can say it beautifully. She discovered the clear tupperware top and likes to make smush faces against it. Her language is starting to become more articulate and she understands absolutely everything we say to her. If we say, "Okay, it's time to go now," she says, "bye bye!" And she throws kisses now with a big "mmmm whah!" We better start watching what we say around her...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Fountain of Youth

Jemma started walking the day she turned 13 months old. She refused to give up no matter how many times she fell, and she fell a lot! Walking has opened up a whole new world to her - particularly our front yard. Jemma loves our fountain and the smooth Mexican river rocks lined at the bottom.

Water Baby

Jemma loves water and herbal tea, and she especially likes to drink from our water bottles - seems like no matter how old we get, we'll never stop drinking from a bottle.