As previously mentioned, my beloved improv troupe, The Rodents of Unusual Size, have graciously agreed to host two benefit shows for my favorite cause, Smile Train, an organization that trains local doctors in Third World countries to fix the cleft palates of children. (These before/after photos are of Shivarudrayya (Shiva), who was born with a severe cleft lip and palate in a very poor, rural area of Northern India.)
We've been planning and plotting for several months now and hopefully, some folks will show up. (Tickets are $10 - which includes a drink - and show starts at 7:30 p.m. @ The Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Avenue in downtown Denver.)
Also, I sent a plea to my out-of-state folks and they've already donated nearly $300 through our Smile Train Donation Page! If you feel the urge to bring more smiles into this world, we are happy to be your enablers.
Admittedly, I'm a tad nervous. I've never done something like this before. What if no one shows? What if we're not funny? (Ha! Fat chance.) I got butterflies in my gut parts that feel like DC-10s but once we get up and running, I'm sure I'll breathe easier. Either way, it feels great to take what leftover face angst I still have (from numerous surgeries as a child) and channel it into something positive.
Hope to see some of ya'll tonight!