Thursday, November 13, 2008

An angel gets her wings

I have been tagged TWICE for the 6/6 meme - you know, the one where you show the sixth picture in your sixth folder. I decided to go to the backups of the old computer, since this computer is new enough that all the pictures are really recent.


This is a production shot from when I did Angels in America in 2004. I'm the Angel... in case the large wings coming out of my back didn't clue you in. This is the very last scene from Part I: Millennium Approaches. I won a best supporting actress award for that part... the first trophy I ever won, and it sits proudly on a shelf in my living room. I have loved this play since I first read it in 1994, and was thrilled to be a part of it (and although I loved playing the Angel, my heart belongs to Harper... she lives somewhere inside me and hopefully some day I'll get the chance to let her out...). I never got to do Part II because they waited 6 or so months between productions, and I moved. Alas. When I first created this blog I wanted to call it "The Great Work Begins" which is a quote from Part II, but the name was already taken. (and so I ended up with Painted Maypole instead. It seems my brain was stuck on phrases from plays I've done).

Random memories: Everyday in the green room before the show someone would start singing the theme song from Cheers, and the whole cast would join in. Also, I used to do the Wiggles ' Cold Spaghetti dance to crack up the guys in the cast... I did it once for some reason (MQ was about 20 months old at the time, and The Wiggles were her favorite) and they joked that it was very sexy, so I would do it at odd times (and at their frequent requests) just to be silly. Because I'm professional like that.

Oy. I miss working on a show that I adore as much as I adore that show.

(this actually wasn't the 6th pic - the 6th one was from the other angle... but I decided to cheat and go with #5 so you could see my face. And my WIG).

Thanks Mary G and nomotherearth for the trip down memory lane.


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22 comments:

Kat said...

Oh man. This post just made me ACHE to do another show. Ouch.

Great pic. Wow!

Mary G said...

I love the sub fusc colour values in the set and costumes -- and I love the play. Great you were awarded for it -- and may there be a Harper in your future.
Thanks!
That's not your own gorgeous hair? Who knew.

Christine said...

you look, well, angelic!

i'd love to see angels in america but never have.

No Mother Earth said...

You look pretty hot, for an angel. What a great show pic!

Chantal said...

I love that photo. I have never seen that play (or the TV show, I don't have HBO). I really should rent it some day.

Amy Y said...

That was awesome ~ thanks for sharing! :)

flutter said...

look at you, GORGEOUS!

Don Mills Diva said...

You look beautiful and I LOVE that you did the cold spaghetti dance - hilarious!

Melissa said...

That is a great show and you are so lucky to have been able to do it.

Jennifer said...

What a fantastic photo!!

Rima said...

I love that picture. You look like . . . an angel :)

Chrissy said...

gorgeous!

Heather said...

very cool pic!

Kyla said...

Good one!

Cold Spaghetti. That floods me with so many memories of wee-BubTar. They were babes at the same time.

Aliki2006 said...

What a neat meme--and thanks for sharing t hat trip down memory lane. I wish I could see one of your performances, I really do.

carrie said...

Doing the cold spaghettie looking like Venus . . . I am sure you were a sight to behold, in a good way.

Have I told you how much I love reading about you and the roles you have played and the glimpses into your actor mind? :) Thank you PM!

the dragonfly said...

The picture is really cool. I remember hearing all about that show. I hope you can do it again someday..

imbeingheldhostage said...

How fun! Thanks for taking us down memory lane with you-- I can't get that song out of my head now (I had two kids go through the Wiggles). Great wig-- did you get to keep it?

womaninawindow said...

Is it wrong to say you look really, really hot as an angel. Ya, I thought so.

JCK said...

The picture is great!

That is a wonderful show.

Mad said...

I love AinA as well but I haven't seen it post-911. I wonder how well it stands up in the new America or if, perhaps, it stands up even better. We have the dvd of the HBO adaptation at home; maybe I should investigate.

You look like a fabulous Angel.

Louise said...

Is the angel angelic? (I don't know the story.) You look a bit steamy! How fun!