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!