Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Sudden Death of Baer Fabrics

Everyone was stunned to hear that Baer Fabrics made an abrupt announcement that they were closing their doors forever, effective immediately at 5pm yesterday.

The announcement came with zero warning, and gave little or no heads-up to even their own employees. No "going out of business" sale was held. One day the store was there, and then suddenly it just wasn't.

I think that's really, really, really odd. And troubling.

Baer's had been in continuous business for over a century, and Catclaw had come to depend highly on them for their astonishingly deep selection of everything fabric-related. Their button department alone boggled the mind with its tens of thousands of incredible buttons of all conceivable varities. Much of our supplies for Toulouse-inations comes from their wonderful costuming department.

Baer's always referred to themselves as "The world's largest button and fabric store", and though this probably wasn't quite true - I feel certain that it must be dwarfed by someplace in NYC, Europe, India or China - it's nevertheless a great loss for the entire world of fabrics, textiles and fiber. Not to mention us.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Toulouse-inations tickets now on sale!

That's right, you heard right, a truly historic once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has arrived - your chance to score tickets to the first-ever production of Jeffrey Scott Holland's Toulouse-inations at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Louisville!

After its run in Louisville, the show will go on to play in other cities and will set its sights on an Off-Off-Broadway production in NYC in 2009. Says JSH:

"By sheer persistence, stubbornness, and plugging away, this play will eke out a reputation for itself, for better or for worse, by hook or by crook, a bis ou a blanc".
Someday you'll kick yourself for not having jumped on this chance to see the show in its very first raw incarnation with its original cast, so save your future self the anguish of hindsight, and purchase tickets NOW!

Consult the Kentucky Center's schedule here, select "August", and click on "Toulouse-inations" to peruse and purchase. The show opens August 7 and runs for FOUR DAYS ONLY.

Questions? Call the Kentucky Center at 502.562.0100 or Catclaw Theatre Company at 502.649.3378.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

JSH book signing in Lexington, KY

Catclaw's artistic director, Jeffrey Scott Holland, will be on hand at the grand opening of Morris Book Shop in Lexington, KY today at 2pm to sign copies of his new best-selling book Weird Kentucky!

Morris Book Shop is located at 408 Southland Drive in Lexington.