I fulfilled a long-standing bucket list goal last week in getting to meet the legendary Black-Eyed Susan of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company! On the table (besides those pill bottles) was a discussion about This Was the End, directed by Mallory Catlett, with Susan in the role of Sonya. It opens at Mabou Mines next week. In passing Black-Eyed Susan described how she met Charles Ludlam when they were Hofstra students and bonded over Proust (the author’s writing heavily influenced Catlett’s production). “He gave me EVERYTHING!” she said of Ludlam.