Jeremy was still here when we bought, opened, and branded Sustained Theatrics in 1997. It was just the best day. Zoe came in a gorgeous blush pink tuxedo. I came as Tequila Mockingbird as Madonna in the red moment in Evita. And Jeremy as Glenn Close as Cruella DeVille. We were royalty that night.
We spent the night performing, thanking our partners, thanking our students, thanking our families, and celebrating a success we hadn’t ever imagined. We were living our dream.
All the guests left by midnight – we had long-since decided that Sustained Theatrics would be a family friendy place always and as such had a midnight building curfew and no alcohol inside rule, no exceptions – and the three of us sat in the back lot sitting on the back ledge of Zoe’s Volvo hatchback sharing a bottle of shitty Champagne.
And then Jeremy said, “I’m so proud. You two are going to carry our vision so far. I love you.”