I thought I would use today’s post to plug a fundraiser I will be privileged to participate in on Saturday. “Ritz and Ragtime” will benefit the Landmark Society of Greater Utica on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Roscoe Conkling House, 3 Rutger Park. There will be food, drinks, and entertainment. I will be part of the last mentioned.
Longtime readers may remember a little event called Rubbed Out at Ruby’s, which was presented by LiFT Theatre Company at the Overlook Mansion in Little Falls. I wrote it and was featured as Ruby Van Rensselaer, a rich society lush, uh, I mean lady. I am going to reprise the role on Saturday. We aren’t going to present the murder mystery, or even a real story. We just get to dress up and interact with the crowd in 1920’s character. It should be fun!
I’m not sure how many of the original Ruby’s cast will be there, but I know some of us are really looking forward to it.
I wonder how it will be to mingle in character and not have to be dropping clues or even talking about the murder. I’m sure my improvisational skills are up to it (in other words, I like to make shit up). And if I miss the dead body, I’m sure there will be other murder mysteries. In fact, I may have a blog post about one soon (preview of coming attractions). In the meantime, here’s a chalk outline to dream about: