Tuesday, March 17, 2009

From the frivolous to the insane

First, I’d like to welcome the Night Light Collective’s blog to the Inter-Act section over there on the left. NLC consists of several folks active in local theater, including two key members of Henley Street’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” production: actress Kerry McGee and lighting designer Andrew Bonniwell.

And I’d just like to state for the record that after taking in “R&GrRIP” last week, I officially have a crush on Kerry McGee. She’s a hoot in the production – as is Emma Mason, though her part is a bit more dour – and those expressive eyes and that sunny smile are inescapably enchanting, in my humble opinion. If I was headed down the road toward inevitable execution, I can think of few preferable companions.

It wouldn’t be a complete month if I didn’t go off on some gay rights rant (those pesky homosexuals, they STILL want their rights!), and so I highlight here the firing of an Oklahoma teacher who assigned study of the play “The Laramie Project.” Imagine wanting to teach children about tolerance or, perhaps, promote the message that the unprovoked murder of another human being was outrageous and reprehensible! And, if the details of the story are correct, responding to student interest supportively. No wonder she was fired.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe it took you so long to get a crush on the lovely and talented Ms. McGee. She has been in a lot of shows and shined in all of them.

There are so many dazzling ladies in R & G that I think multiple crushes should be allowed.

Night Light Collective is both erudite and eclectic, a very refreshing entry in the blogosphere. What they're doing is very exciting.

Dave T said...

The crush has been incipient but, particularly given that the only sense I get of most actors is through their roles, I can't remember seeing Ms. McGee in something that spurred a full-fledged crush. Her petulant, marrying-for-security character in "The Seagull" didn't really inspire much affection.

If I were one of those shallow people who just fell for someone based on their physical appearance, I'm sure I would have crushed on many actors recently. In fact, I might have left my wife for Elliot Lau months ago if that were the case...