Tuesday, June 17, 2008

This situation is fraught!

Whenever I need to laugh I'm going straight to this video clip from August: Osage County that's on the Tony Awards Web site. Just listening to a few seconds of Rondi Reed's award-winning performance as Aunt Mattie Fae Aiken cracks me up. "I'm havin a cocktail!"

After watching fellow Tony-winner Deanna Dunagan's unforgettable entrance as Violet Weston, and then the hilarious banter between Reed and Francis Guinan, who played her husband, Charlie, I knew I was in for an amazing evening. While their last performance in the show was Sunday, I hope I get to see them on stage again someday.

Also, check out the show's Web site, where the publicity machine has been hard at work since the Tony Awards. August: Osage County is already being touted as "The most celebrated play of the 21st century." Ok, we're still a little early into the century, but at this point, you won't get an argument from me!

4 comments:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Perhaps you can see them if you go to London....

Esther said...

Hey, great idea Steve! Maybe this is the incentive I need to get my lapsed passport renewed!

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

That's the ticket!

Theatre Aficionado at Large said...

I say we make it a blogger's field trip.