Sunday, October 18, 2009

Last Night's Performance

Last night we went to see our twenty-one year old daughter perform in Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” She plays Blanche, a thirty-eight year old Jewish widow in New York in 1937. This was quite a stretch for Bri. In her last role she played Miranda in “The Tempest” by Shakespeare. She was quite convincing in that role as a fifteen year old. But thirty-eight? We weren’t too sure.

True to the chameleon that she is, she had us (and many others in the audience) in tears during her very moving monologue in the second half of the play. We were really proud of her. Unfortunately we weren't able to get any photos so you'll have to take my word for it. She had morphed into a thirty-eight year old and even managed to sound Jewish. Oy vey!

6 comments:

  1. That's really great. I'm very happy for her and your family. I wish I could act as I loved Drama class but never had the nerve to try out for the plays.

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  2. I would have a hard time watching my kid in something like that. I'd be tearing up every other moment just being proud. :) Sounds like it was a success!

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  3. It must have been great to experience this. I know I love to watch my oldest play soccer.

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  4. That is impressive. Is there any way that she can dress the part and you take pictures after the fact? I'd love to see how she morphed to that age!

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  5. I'm glad you liked it mom :)

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  6. Congratulations! Doesn't it make you nuts that you can't take photos during your daughter's performances? That's why I volunteer for Roxi's shows... so I can take pics during dress. LOL!

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