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This week, I'd like to share the reader's introduction to Stephanie's workplace
She was Conrad Finch’s assistant and her job consisted of answering phones and e-mail, sorting the bills, and bringing Conrad soy vanilla lattes from Starbucks like the one she was trying not to spill as she walked.
That is not to say that Stephanie didn’t love the Rialto. It was the oldest theater in the Capitol district, though like the rest of the city of Schenectady, it was struggling to make a comeback. Conrad Finch was nothing if not passionate about making this happen and Stephanie was proud he’d chosen her to help him. Conrad had a strong vision of someday, when the theater would attract name acts and Broadway road revivals. They would host a regional theater group and maybe they would even show the Metropolitan Opera live on screen as they had in a similar theater in New England last year.
Stephanie could almost see it. Though today, with the cold March wind sweeping stray paper to the curb in front of the marquee, the place looked downright shabby, like a garish old woman who had insisted on one too many face lifts.
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