Attended the opening of SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR at the Knightsbridge Theater in the Silverlake-Atwater district of L.A. (for you baseball fans, that's the 5 Freeway exit just before - or after - the exit to Dodger Stadium), last night.
I am always there on David's opening nights - I have to go, to see what he's been up to! He's a solitary worker so I never get asked to feed him cues, which means that, unless I'm very familiar with the play, I have no idea what I'm in for when I walk through the door of the theatre.
Last night, I was bowled over. It is a terrific production. Anyone who avoids theater because of a pathological fear of dead authors should be dragged to this one. Kicking and screaming will become chuckles and laughter before the house is open (to reach your seat) and the curtain rises (in small L.A. theaters, there isn't room for a curtain, much less the $ to buy one).
Truly a remarkable experience. I would have jumped to my feet at the curtain call (and I never jump to my feet for actors whom I expect to know what they're doing - especially in large theaters, where they get paid more than $9 a performance) but I restrained myself with the thought that it might be seen as self-serving when it was my Better Half who had particularly distinguished himself. Lest you feel impelled to chastize me, when I told David, after, he said he was glad I didn't for that very reason. (It's the white hair and the big laugh. I cannot hide in a small theater.)
Now that his show is opened, David & I are going to try to get to THE MISANTHROPE -'scuse me - Le Misanthrope - which is sharing the run. Go to LINKS, above, to find the Knightsbridge page. If you click on the poster art of each show, you'll find synopsis and production credits to give you an idea of what's going on.