We have been working diligently to attract a student from Alabama to Webster University. He’s interested in our new Music Direction for Musical Theatre degree.
On Monday, he departed way before dawn, from his home in Huntsville. Somewhere along the way he realized that he’d left his wallet at home. In Alabama. No credit cards. No ID.
And no way to check into a hotel.
What to do? Well, I did what any Good Samaritan would do: I opened my guest room. And so it was that around 10.30 p.m. Monday evening, after he had attended a rehearsal at school, he made his way to my little abode. We chatted a bit, and then I sent him off to bed. Auggie and I were out a few minutes later.
The guest room is furnished sparsely. I bought a dresser and mirror at an antique store a few years ago. And the room has my great-grandmother’s bed in it, with a new mattress from last year. And that’s about it. But it’s functional, and comfortable, and in the afternoon especially is filled with light.
In other news, the big winners at the Saint Louis Theatre Circle Awards on Monday were the Rep, Opera Theatre, and Stages — all fully professional companies with significant budgets. New Line Theatre garnered no awards this year.