BODY AWARENESS is playing its final performance as I write this. What a wonderful way to open the season. What a supple production. So many happy, stirred audience members. I loved being on the receiving line of so many compliments! And all I did was say YES to it! Here’s to an amazing ensemble and design team that made this production sing, sigh, scream, and celebrate the human comedy that is life with family in all its permutations. Looking forward to a wonderful toast at our party tonight.
In between the matinee and evening shows, we turned over the stage to our final Locally Grown program Extra of the month. Laura Zam was back with a new, intensified, and FULLY MEMORIZED version of her TJ-commissioned MARRIED SEX. 150+ in the audience made for an extremely receptive crowd to give back lots of laughs and love to the talented, multi-voiced performance. Shirley Serotsky was back directing this play that has, over the summer, magically sprung to life. Still a work in progress (there will no doubt be more trims and focussing), the play — now a solo performance tour de force — offers a commanding display of artistry in how Laura shapes her journey, and colors the many characters she portrays with a deft ear for dialect, and great movement as well.
There were students in the crowd as well tonight. Hearing some pretty risque material. I wonder what they thought of it all!!!!