Mr. Steve McGraw
The New York Blaguards Company
210 W. 70th Street #808
New York, NY 10023

Dear Steve:

The Grand has a rich history of presenting outstanding and unique performances and I am delighted that "A Couple of Blaguards" has now been added to the list. As you know, I was able to see the production in New York and made inquiries immediately about the possibility of presenting it at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. How fortunate we were to be able to put the date together.

Our audience gave outstanding reviews to the play itself as well as to Howard Platt and Michael Judd. They were particularly impressed by a seemingly "simple" piece, with a modest set and costumes, to be so powerful in its message. I agree wholeheartedly. What a concept! Really fine actors who create the imagery without the technical wizardry so many relay on today. It was a privilege to watch it all unfold.

Please give my best to Howard and Michael, with my thanks for a "grand" evening of theatre. I look forward to working with you again.

Best wishes,

Maureen M. Patton
Executive Director