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Just wanted to let you good readers know that somehow WP diverted 28 of your thoughtful, sweet comments to “Spam” and I had to go retrieve them all. I hope you nice humans don’t think I’ve been ignoring you! I do try to keep up with all my correspondence.

Thank you especially to Doug (weggieboy) for the hilarious anecdote on getting (or not getting!) his first driver’s license.

Woof! Love, Maggie

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8/21/16 “Bloodshot” the play

The humans braved the rain last night (Saturday) and went up to the North side of Chicago, back to The Greenhouse Theater to see “Bloodshot”.

“Bloodshot” is like a film noir, but it’s a one-man play starring Simon Slater. He may be familiar to my British audience, as he is an accomplished actor from Across the Pond.

The play was a genuine thriller, with an unexpected twist at the end.

In rough explanation, it is about a former police officer photographer who has developed quite a drinking problem (from photographing the War, and crime scenes), gets kicked off the force, and tries to make a living at photography (and drinking). He gets involved in photographing a beautiful woman via “anonymous” letters, and there are allegations of rape, several murders, and a look at race relations in England post-WWII. All done up close and personal in the intimacy of The Greenhouse Theater. It was spellbinding. This was the play’s U.S. premiere, as it was a big hit in London.

Simon Slater plays all the characters in different voices, and Mom says he was riveting to watch. He also sings, does magic, and plays the ukulele and saxophone during the performance.

“Bloodshot” is running August 10 – September 10 at The Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL.

Woof! Love, Maggie