Monday, February 01, 2010

Give me an ass: "Ass!" Give me another ass: "Ass!" What does it spell? Ass ass... ins. Assassins. Wow, I need more sleep. /

I'm sitting in the Evil Empire (Starbucks) drinking a grande soy unsweetened green tea latte (when did I turn into that person) and realizing that I finally have time to blog. Yaaaahooo!

So, I spent the last two weeks in Barrie, Ontario doing the first run of Assassins and all I have to say is this: Barrie is nice. If you can avoid the Hooters. And the weirdo five-way intersection where the green lights don't correspond with the walk signs. But the waterfront is beautiful (I love the sculpture there, for some reason. Welcoming and protective at the same time. Like a good pet.)

Here's a picture, for the two people who care:

Anyway... yeah, Barrie's not so bad. The show was well received and except for the odd candy-wrapper-krinkler, the audiences were great. We open in Toronto on Thursday at the Theatre Centre. To buy tickets, you can go here:

I'm loving links today, for some reason. Links links links. La la la. La la la links.

Sorry. Too much green tea. (I'm off coffee! It's been five weeks!)

I am really really proud of Assassins. Please come and see it if you can. The performances by the other actors blow my mind every single night. The amount of talent (and hotness, on an unrelated note) in this cast is extraordinary. Plus, the show itself is a brilliant piece of work: dark, funny, moving, thought-provoking... and short! An hour and forty five minutes! Of music and stuff.

More later...



Blogger Kait said...

Assassins is one of my absolute FAVORITE musicals (I'm kind of a Presidential History nerd) and I just happen to be in Toronto the weekend of the 20th! I'm in!

3:57 PM  
Blogger Brian Schwartz said...

This sounds like a wonderful show, I wish I was close enough to see it. Very nice picture, always enjoy the updates!

4:21 PM  
Blogger CatieB said...

Love the photo & glad you're having an awesome run with Assassins. Cheers!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Gus Hinojosa said...

Glad it went well in Barrie with the play (any way it will make it Corpus Christi, TX?). The picture of the sculpture made me think of scissors and more scissors. No more health issues since last post? Take care, Kate.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Misty aka s_aurius said...

Glad to here that the show is going well. :)

5 weeks and no coffee!! I've done it before myself, but not by choice. I don't know that I have the willpower ;)

2:09 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Great to hear things are all good on Assassins. Good luck with the rest of the performances.

I've just got back from Chevron 7.4 in Birmingham where David was on top form and had plenty to say for himself including some typical sibling reactions when faced with ADB questions, apparently you did an 'ok job' and, personally, i think you make a much better writer than you would have as a fireman ;-)

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Elyse said...

Oool, cool picture! I'd love to see it, but alas, wrong country and time for me. Darn. Wish your plays would come back to NYC again.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Someday we'll get you down to Atlanta to perform. (Hey. Maybe you could find a gig the week after Dragon*Con? ::grin::)

Keep breaking limbs and all that.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone who lived outside of Barrie for close to nine years, I have to say, your comment about the evil five way intersection made me laugh... a lot. And miss home.

I'm glad that the show is going well, sadly I can't get back down there to watch it. :(

12:10 PM  
Blogger J. Thomas said...

Wait..."off coffee"? What...what does that mean? That shouldn't be possible! THE WORLD IS GOING TO END OMG.

12:32 PM  
Blogger ©Tsuki said...

Assassin's, 'eh? I would love to see it, but I don't live remotely near Canada. My home is in Las Vegas, NV (United States).

The sculpture reminds me of a chef for some reason.

If I may, I can recommend some teas that you may enjoy, to help stay off of coffee. I personally, drink a lot of black teas, which are just as caffienated (spelling?) as coffee, if you want of course. I'm doing something similar for my ex-boyfriends brother, but it's to get him to stop drinking so much soda.

Perhaps it's good to see that your health problems have cleared up, and that you're healthy.. At least that's what I got from your newest post.

Try to update more. :)

I'll stop bothering you now. Take care Kate.


3:31 PM  
Blogger Erin Winslow aka Itsbugart said...

Great sculpture! No wonder you love it. And good luck with Assassins run in Toronto!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Gé Henning said...

I'm just a watcher in the distance. Could we make a feature for Kate. I enjoy reading your stuff.
Sometimes you come in my mind when I want to make suggestions for a feature which I write, but it never happened (yet).
But you are a good player, no doubt.
Enjoy the food, you only live once.

Love from the Netherlands,

4:15 PM  
Blogger Arctic Goddess said...

Hi Kate:

I hope the weather is better in TO than it is here in Alberta...brrrrr!
Anyway, I'm off coffee too, but not by choice. I have the dreaded U word (ulcer). I don't know how I managed that. Now I feel really old. Green tea rocks.

Is there any way you can convince the ensemble to do a cross Canada tour so I can see Assassins too? I'm just a poor struggling writer, and everyone knows there's no money in that. :)

All the best,


12:21 AM  
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11:45 PM  
Blogger Ren said...

In general, I'm a big fan of the green tea latte. Starbucks, however, does something unholy to theirs. It tastes like human suffering.

As for the show, I hope it was wonderful!

11:48 PM  
Blogger Small Infinities said...

I wish I could see the show. And that you were doing shows on the west coast, so they were within driving distance! :)

I love that picture!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Gé Henning said...

You are so quiet Kate. I decided to write something again in your blog. I have written a feature in which you perfectly will fit, it's called Madam Flint. I have not mentioned your name there, so it's our little secret ;-)
Hope to see your soon on Twitter again.

Love from the Netherlands,

6:23 PM  
Blogger BethyNYC said...

Looking forward to seeing "The Swearing Jar" at Bridge Theater Company this weekend!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I guessed I missed this one. Just found the Blog. That's my excuse. ;)

Either way, pleasure meeting and talking to you at the ComicCon (sp?) on March 28th Kate!

6:15 PM  
Blogger BethyNYC said...

Saw your twitter post re: The Swearing Jar. NY Fringe? Can I be hopeful? Also, I met Vincenzo Natali and he was very kind!

10:14 PM  
Blogger BethyNYC said...

I have my ticket for the opening performance of "The Swearing Jar"! Looking forward to it!

11:53 AM  
Blogger Gordonfurme said...

Sorry I don't get up your way that often. Assassins sounded super.

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kate Hewlett,
we would really love to have you at next years FedCon 20 in Germany (had your brother last year and it was a blast) - but we don´t have any contact information, whatsoever from you. So if you are interested it would be lovely to contact me directly at

Dirk Bartholomae

3:56 AM  
Anonymous Vigrx said...

I also like ass.

10:17 PM  
Blogger MJ Phillips said...

Hi Kate,

I quit coffee as well.. and feel a lot better for it.. now its like smoking, can not stand the smell..

The key to Green tea is to not make the tea at boiling, but the key is to wait for temp to cool 5 minutes that way you don't burn the tea.



3:38 AM  
Blogger Arcana Hereticae said...

:( I miss Starbucks. We don't have this in Graz.

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