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Garett's Play, Part Deux - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
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Garett's Play, Part Deux
Yesterday, when posting our fun evening at Garett's play, I left out a few rather important things, and I blame my advancing age and the Oscars. Everytime I had to stop writing to look up at the Oscars, I lost my  train of thought and during the commercials, the trains left the station, heading for some place exciting, I hope. Like New York. Anyway, here's the rest of it:

Garett is not only in the play, but he's also on the Theater's Board of Directors - AND - serves as their "Master Carpenter", which in a Black Box theater, is often required because the 'stage' is often changed per the needs of any certain play. BTW: His handiwork was very - and beautifully - evident in this play's 'stage'.

The other part I forgot was that wonderful Marilyn had the very brilliant idea of delivering Garett's birthday present early since the play offered the perfect opportunity.  BTW: Every year she puts together a 'basket' of goodies; like his favorite coffees, etc, and in the name of the fandom and his website, sends it to him, so this one acted as both a BD present and the fandoms version of 'flowers'. When we arrived inside the small lobby, she asked if they'd deliver the gift bag to Garett and they did so very kindly and came back a moment later to let her know he had it.

And finally; the big one; the one I thought I'd added last night, but didn't *slaps self*:  When we left the theater heading for the parking lot - we were stopped.

By Garett.

Who actually ran after us saying something like how we couldn't leave without saying hello - or something like that.

I must confess, once he'd stopped us, I was - well - nonplussed. And now I know what that word REALLY means. I was the perfect definition. As Suzanne mentioned in her comment from "Garett's Play Part One", intros were made as neither Suzanne nor Regina had seen him, let alone met him. He introduced himself and Regina said something I'd wished I'd said when he first introduced himself to me (at the William Shatner Charity Horse Show), namely, "Oh, I know you're Garett!" and Regina said it just right because he gave her a beautiful grin in return. He was so totally wonderful and thrilled we'd actually come;  thankful to Marilyn for the gift, and wanted to hear what we all thought aboout the play. It was a short discussion because...well...how many ways can you say, "It was wonderful, amazing, you were fantastic..." and so on, right? But it was also short because he had to get back for an 'after the premiere performance' review to ensure all the kinks were worked out before Saturday's 'official' opening. Did I forget to mention earlier that Friday turned out not to be Opening night? That the theater changed it to Saturday (which was SOLD OUT - HALLELUJAH!). Anyway, it was better this way - we caught the "Premiere". *G*

There are now a few photos of the play up (probably more will be added after the opening), so head on over to the site, but here's the best one of Garett:


I think *now* I've covered everything a TS fan would want to know about Friday night. I'm so thankful I was able to go, that I have such wonderful friends, and that Garett is...well...Garett. He's *real*, you know? Just a 'real' guy, with so much talent both on and off the stage. Oh, and a final huge thank you to... oh my gosh, was it zz on senad who told us? God, my memory really is gone. *rolls eyes* Anyway, THANK YOU!
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sallye From: sallye Date: February 24th, 2015 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Aly, for sharing the picture. I tried opening their FB page, but it didn't open. I think he looks fabulous in a bowler hat! My dad had one too, so I'm a little partial to them. ;-)
magician113 From: magician113 Date: February 24th, 2015 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm glad you decided to post the picture here. I forgot to say that even though he's wearing the bowler, you can easily see how much longer his hair is than he usually keeps it. I really liked this length because it gives him a tousled look that's very laid back yet not so long that it would be bothersome.
mab_browne From: mab_browne Date: February 24th, 2015 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I meant to answer your first post so thanks for the second opportunity and the lovely gossip and picture. Much appreciated. :-)
unbelievable2 From: unbelievable2 Date: February 24th, 2015 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Such a lovely story, Aly! :))
marizilda From: marizilda Date: February 24th, 2015 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi : )

Nice to see that it works on things he loves, as carpentry and act.

Must be nice to be close to it, I think I could not
get by without touching him, hugging or kissing the face : D

The great 2015 to Garett!

Thanks for sharing : )

Hugs

shiredancer From: shiredancer Date: February 25th, 2015 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Ohh, thanks for sharing all of this, Aly! What a thrill for Regina and Suzanne -- I know I was tongue-tied the times I met him at Moonridge. So glad you all had such a wonderful time, and yay Garett for running after you!
dusty_star From: dusty_star Date: February 27th, 2015 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Garett's Play

Oh WOW indeed, Aly.
It was so good to hear that he was acting again, I would love to see him again, and in a play too, being within arm's length. Oh my!
Although I'd settle for just seeing him act on TV, or a nice big part in a big film, wouldn't be bad either.
I always thought in TS that he had a great comedy timing, as well as in more dramatic scenes and it seems from that one picture he was enjoying himself immensely.
Although I saw him over here in 2013, it was great to see a more recent photo, and I love the hair (and the bowler).
I wish I could get to see it, but I doubt that, as the UK is a little too far to pop over for the weekend, and the cost of flights is a bit too much at the present time.
And running after you to say Hi, seems like a very Garett thing to do. He is such a charmer.
Thanks very much for sharing this experience. Really appreciated.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 3rd, 2015 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Garett

Hello. I enlarged the picture and noticed a thin silver ring on left hand, ring finger. Have I totally missed that he has married?
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 3rd, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Garett

Garett did get married - fairly recent - to a woman he knew in HS. She has 3 children from a previous marriage and moved out here to be with him. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 4th, 2015 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Garett

That is so awesome. After all those years, perhaps why he never married. Beautiful. Thanks for answering. No one in my area seems to know about The Sentinel, or even Garett. That's why I have followed your journal and a couple of others for a long time. I have enjoyed it very much. My name is Donna and I live near Dallas, Tx.
alyburns From: alyburns Date: March 5th, 2015 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Garett

Good to 'meet' you, Donna!! One of my favorite people in the TS fandom is also in Texas, so you're not totally alone! LOL! But maybe she's one of the others you're following: Sallye (at: http://sallye.livejournal.com/)???

I'll try to post more often about TS *G* It's not like it's a hard topic to discuss, right? *wg*
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