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.
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!