My first career, theatre director at a college near Chicago. Nearby Sacred Heart Convent provided our main stage, with a 40 X 80 ft unused basement just begging for a little excitement. I somehow squeezed the bucks out of the college, and the nuns were delighted with the upgrade. 120 seats, elegant decor. Black tie opening with The Fantasticks and a cabaret show. CBS called it a jewel.