December 17, 2004

"It's a Wonderful Life," bunnies, 30 seconds, GO!

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December 11, 2004

Kitten Christmas Comes Early

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December 1, 2004

"A Number" very good

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Sam Shepard plays the father to the son played by Dallas Roberts. I was told this is the first time in a long time (decades?) that Shepard has acted on stage but you sure couldn't tell from watching him. I was also told Michael Gambon originated the father role in London but I can't picture it, not so much because Sam was so perfect (he was good but I can imagine others doing just as well) but just because the character talks a lot about suing in a way I can't imagine a British character doing. I suppose Gambon could have been playing an American but there's nothing in the play that says the characters have to be American.

I never heard of Dallas Roberts before but he seemed very familiar. His credits list some Law & Order appearances (I think every actor living in New York has been on L&O at least once) but I haven't watched that show in ages.

Anyway, the play was very enjoyable. I don't think I've actually read an entire Caryl Churhill play but "A Number" was more "accessible" than what I've been exposed to before. It's a drama with mysteries that are slowly revealed but also a fair amount of tension-releaving humor. I'm into "science" tales so the mention of cloning was an immediate draw but it's really not that kind of story. It has an element of the philosophical (which I'm also into) but mostly it's about father/son dynamics. The fact that cloning was involved simply serves to prove the saying, "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

Posted to Life by extra88 at 5:50 PM | Comments (2)