This character in RENT incorporates a feeling which many expats are plagued by: "If I hadn't left my homeland for the fair and gray beaches of Switzerland, I might have ended up a recovering drug addict, HIV positive, who fell in love with a Roger, because he has the same baggage as mine. And I would NOT have lived happily ever after in New York." Instead, many an American woman married a Swiss man named Roger, switched her name to Meier and called it a day. By the way, her smile reminds me of someone. In Semi-circle's upcoming production of RENT, she's being played by Sarah Kappeler. I hope Mimi speaks to you as she speaks to me. Dearest Readers she is known to be, "clad only in bubble wrap", which sets my little costume mind going. She also has no physical baggage, which is good, because I wouldn't want her to choose a crocodile skinned bag.
"Can you say crak-a-lakkin whoop? This blogger is a whirlwind. Whenever I need an extra shot of energy, she's the one. Single mom in Switzerland snips and sews. But watch out for her bite." Christine Gerber-Rutt
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She used to run a play-group, but she ate all the kids and kept two. These days Mrs Crocodile is shedding her skin and coming of age as a single mom in Switzerland, which is an island somewhere between here and 40...
"Mrs Crocodile grabs life by the fingers, dresses it up with a pair of dangly earrings and delicious shoes and dances away down the cobblestone street. Join her if you can." Christine Gerber-Rutt