The Parlour

Finally saw the gorgeous Nicole Kang with her first love (acting!) on the opening night of “The Parlour.” You were amazing, Nicole! Best of luck with the rest of the production.

You all should go see the show!!!! The Parlour is playing at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater through Saturday (Sept 9th). More info at Middle Voice and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

A thoughtful and provoking script by Xavier Galva about the “back of the house” at a restaurant — the line chefs, bus boys, dishwashers — the people who are easily forgotten, sometimes willfully ignored, but nevertheless have aspirations like everyone else.

A play about the messy life choices each one of us must make, as we balance our dreams and the realities of life. Do we take a stand and fight the system that seeks to push us down? Or, do we cut a deal, keep our heads down, and be thankful we still have a job?

While the story is based on the service industry, many of the subplots readily translate into other real-world settings including not the least my own field, computer science. It’ll make you think twice about what you really want, where you really stand, and who your friends truly are. Bravos to the entire cast and creative team for a incredible show — and a great post-performance chat!