This weekend I was asked to take part in a play reading at Hyde Park Theatre for a new work by local playwright Amory Casto. What You Touch is Gold is the story of Charlotte (Erica Heidepriem), a small town cashier at Craft Nation caught in the emotional tide of two men (Jimmy Gonzales and Joey Hood), one of them having a particularly dark undertow. I played her very pregnant sister, Hope, who with her husband provides Charlotte’s touchstone and much of the levity in the story. I really hope this deserving play gets a full production. In the meantime, I’ll have to content myself with my first experience being onstage at Hyde Park with Ken Webster (who directed and played supporting characters) and Joey Hood. How did that feel? Oh you know, AWESOME.