Salutations Fellow Scholars,
I bring you this posting with the utmost gratitude, as Nero and I have been aided by none other than one of your number! I must relay, on both our behalf, our most sincere thanks to Dr. Pamela Moore, who (despite Nero's voiciferous objections) is not only a real doctor, she is also a dignified professor and lauded practitioner of theatre performance in the greater Los Angeles area. As per her recommendation, which she emailed to me, Nero and I snuck our way across Germany to a tiny community about an hour out of Munich called Benedictburen, where we made our rendezvous with an academic acquaintance of hers named Kristina Maier.
The Maier household is really quite quaint and wonderful, although the family does have an unfortunate habit of granting temporary residence to transient pedestrians, the inevitable consequence of which is simply that Nero and I must share a bedroom with a tourist from Amsterdam who smells suspiciously like vegetables.
Nero sends his regards and a rather dismal thumbs-up; he is currently incapable of posting updates as his hands are wrapped entirely in gauze. In all honesty he needs plaster casts, but we wouldn't dare set foot in a hospital, as we wouldn't want to take any action that could potentially endanger our safe, albeit belated, return to the United States with The Book securely in our possession. I am grateful he understands this.
Needless to say, Nero and I missed the experience of a traditional American celebration of Thanksgiving while here in Germany; it required a rather ambiguous call to Nero's mother to explain that we were both okay without really explaining who "we" were, in the event that German intelligence was listening. I'm not entirely sure she understood our message; she either thinks we're farming poultry in Albania, or she thinks or we've joined a cult. We'll be sure to set her straight when we return to the states.
At any rate, I hope everyone had a truly marvelous Thanksgiving feast. For all the things for which we could possibly be thankful, Nero and I would both like to thank, once again, Dr. Pamela Moore and Kristina Maier.
Director of Field Dramaturgy
Makeshift Theatre Co.