The Sad Blisters poster/postcard uses real-life images of the cast, taken at weddings over the years. Here’s the story behind my photo:
This photo was taken in 1998, at my brother Brian and sister-in-law Anne-Marie’s wedding reception. It was a great day, with one notable omission: my youngest brother Sean, who was to be Brian’s best man, was unable to attend. He was at Sunnybrooke Hospital, recovering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries sustained in a car accident.
My brothers were both heart-broken that Sean couldn’t be there, but we were able to record a best man’s speech to play at the reception. I took a tape recorder to the hospital and Sean nailed it in one take! My sister Colleen McKim transferred it to CD and I have a copy of it; I just listened to it for the first time since the wedding. It’s hilarious, poignant and full of memories, plus it’s at a wedding—just like The Sad Blisters!
Also, I think I’m pretending to be Secret Service at the reception.
Hope you can make it out to The Sad Blisters in Toronto (April 12-27 at The Commons Space)! Advance tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets or reserve by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and pay cash at the door; $20 regular and $15 student/senior/arts worker.