Chicago Semester—Gina Ciametti ’13 of Hickory Hills, Illinois
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Let’s Stay Together
I could never in my wildest imagination (and I've imagined A LOT in my time) foresee what was to come in the month of April.
Northlight continues to be full of surprises. Our last and final show of the season has been well underway, and our staff is beyond excited to see it come to life on May 10. Stella and Lou features one of theatre's finest and most comedic actresses of all time, Rhea Perlman. My generation would know her best for her work in Matilda, but she's also a 4 time Emmy-winner for her work on Cheers, what an accomplishment! Oh, and I met her. We ate bagels together, so now we're besties.
Aside from all our show hubbub, I was offered (and accepted) a paying summer internship with Northlight's Performing Arts Camp. I cannot tell you how fun it is to watch kids practice and perform theatre, they are by far the most creative and uninhibited actors of them all. I'm really happy to be sticking around Northlight a little longer than originally expected; it's going to be a great summer.
You know what's really cool? Social media. I will never be sick of the Facebooks and Twitters of our generation because it is a fascinating concept. Just last Friday, I won tickets to see Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers via Twitter just for simply retweeting a Tweet of theirs. That's literally all I did--a mindless act that I was drawn to and BAM--free tickets. I can do anything now.
I was able to see my friends from school over the weekend at Sunday's Cubs vs. Giants game, and although we lost, the time spent with them was much needed. My usual crew was fun as always, AND I ran into some old dorm mates from Trinity, also a plus.
I hate feeling that I have to cram in all this last-minute excitement before moving back to the suburbs, because if it were up to me, I'd stay here for at least another 2 years. I am in no way ready to give it up yet.
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