Friday, March 03, 2006

A Wilder Night, or A Night at "Our Town"

Sometimes you need to push back your chair and abandon cyberspace. You need to step out into the real world, even if you're headed in the direction of an imaginary one.

Thursday night I finally had an opportunity to see Mickey (Gartland) Crocker play the role of Mrs. Soames in Madison Repertory Theatre's production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." As a recovering theater critic, I'll abstain from reviewing the play, except to say Mickey was marvelous -- and her character has a great wardrobe, including some flowered hats, a giant faux fur boa, and a cute pink purse that looks a bit like a child's lunchbox. The photo and short bio below appear in the production's playbill.

The play runs through March 12th, but if you live too far away, or have a crowded social calendar, remember you can always see Mickey at work if you rent (or buy) the video or DVD of "The Right Stuff."


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