Fun in Rutger Park
First the good news: I found my red feather boa. Now the bad news (although some may consider this good news): I don’t have any pictures of me wearing it. I did take a few pictures last night, though, and the Ritz and Ragtime at Rutger Park fundraiser for the Landmarks of Greater Utica. I thought I would share them in lieu of my usual Wrist to Forehead Sunday post. In case you missed my previous blog posts on the topic, I participated as a volunteer with LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company.
It is a fine ride, yes.
This car was parked right outside of the mansion where the fundraiser took place. Last year, us LiFTers spent a lot of time around it, greeting people as the approached and giving them the password. This year we spent more time inside. However, we took a few shots outside first.
My husband, Steven, and our friends, Kim and Wayne.
Of course, we couldn’t really drive the car, but we didn’t let that bother us: we’re actors!
This was the scene right inside the door.
I spent a lot of time walking around talking in a fake flapper’s voice, telling people they looked fabulous and extolling what a great speakeasy this was. Many people really did look fabulous.
I didn’t get their names, but don’t they look great?
I asked these folks if I could take their picture for my blog post and they graciously agreed. It might have been nice to get a few more pictures of the different outfits, but things got a little crowded. Also, I could not see very well closer than arm’s length, because I was wearing my new distance-only contact lenses.
It’s Kim and Tucker, but I keep thinking of them as Mavis and Jimmy the Shiv.
A few people there remembered Rubbed Out at Ruby’s, which was flattering. I think the Rutger’s mansion would be a wonderful setting for a murder mystery.
I loved, Loved, LOVED the band!
The band was wonderful, playing tunes from the 1920’s and beyond. Steven and I danced to an ’80’s tune. I did not recognize what they were playing when we left, so it may have been from anywhere between the late ’90’s to now.
It was a fun time, which everybody seemed to enjoy. I hope they made a lot of money, and I hope when they do it next year, they ask LiFT to participate again!