Sunday, June 6, 2010
The Artist's Play
Now, Laura is the most collaborative of actors and she would never say she stole the show with the monologue pictured here. But the critics did. And I do, too. The scene in which Mercy Lott, offers up the most devastatingly honest blessing over a bowl of gazpacho (which only the audience knows contains a healthy sprinkling of the cremains of a dead beekeeper) elicited a spontaneous round of applause the night we were there. And, I believe, every other night as well.
Kudos to Laura for a wonderful performance. And kudos to her, as well, for pursuing her acting career with the most tenacious, most enthusiastic commitment. I have to say, having seen most of Laura's shows (although not her landmark performance in Rumors where she met the fabulous Darrell) that she brought the same passion and devotion to her craft to Opal's Million Dollar Duck, which (No disrespect. I DID laugh my butt off) was no Humble Boy.
So this is my tribute to Laura, an artist who keeps on keepin' on and is richly rewarded and richly rewarding for her efforts and her faith in her work.
Be inspired, all we artists. Be very inspired.
Posted by Annie at 6:51 AM