We here at MTG with your help are presenting our Reader’s Choice Awards for the first time this year. As with any awards presentation there are always a couple of special awards that are not voted on. As your friendly neighborhood writer, our publisher Mark Beachy has graciously let me create our two special awards for 2012.
Our first special award is for the Most Enthusiastic and Supportive Audience Member. That honor goes to a lady with plenty of southern hospitality and endless amounts of positive energy. I am speaking of Barbara Bear.
Barbara sees pretty much every show in the DC metro area (in the case of Signature Theatre multiple times). A retired federal government employee, Ms. Bear epitomizes why we in the theatre do what we do. If there were not audience members like Barbara Bear the theatre might be a little bit drearier than it is. Her kind words and big smile are always a welcome sight.
When not seeing a show Barbara can be found volunteering at Signature Theatre and at her local hospital or maybe she is on a bus trip to Richmond VA. I can’t keep up. Anyhoo, congratulations to Barbara Bear for making our days in the theatre a little bit more brighter.