If you're an avid reader of this column, and who's not, lol. (sorry, too much time on social media) then you'll know that I like to heap praise on our many volunteers from time to time.

If you're an avid reader of this column, and who's not, lol.  (sorry, too much time on social media) then you'll know that I like to heap praise on our many volunteers from time to time.  
However, there is one group of folks that I've not expressed our appreciation for that could be considered an integral part of what goes on at Stone's Thow Dinner Theatre.  
Those would be the spouses or significant others of those who put a lot of time in at the theatre.  We fondly refer to them as theatre widows and widowers.
They are the unseen heroes and heroines that spend many evenings and many weekends alone at home while their partners are off directing plays, acting in plays, building sets for plays at the theatre, doing yardwork around the grounds of the theatre, prepping meals for the theatre, hosting and working card parties at the theatre.  
In other words, spending a goodly amount of time at the theatre.
It has been my personal experience, and I have heard from many others, that these widows and widowers seldom complain about the time they spend alone taking care of the house, mowing the lawn, watching Dr. Phil, twiddling their thumbs or whatever else they do to help time pass as quickly as possible until their beloved theatre addict returns.
There are two many of these devoted widow(ers) to name here.  But, one that I will mention is Mrs. Neal Ruggeberg.  
You see, I've witnessed Mrs. Ruggeberg and Mrs. Brown discussing their lives as theatre widows.  
It is not always a pleasant converstation.  I mention Mrs. Ruggeberg because Neal is the director of our current play, “Lend Me a Tenor,” which opens on Friday.
There are by the way, only a few seats remaining for this show.  
Ticket sales have been so good that we are considering adding an additional show on Thursday, March 22.
I have started a wait list and if enough people are interested we will add that performance.  To get on the list give me a call at 358-9665.  
How was that for a great seque...director's widow to director's play?
Another Hacker School of Journalism nugget.
Again, thank you to all the widows and widowers who miss us so much when we're away.  
My wife misses me so much she spends her time perusing plays for me to direct.  Thanks, honey.

Thanks for reading.