I Ought to be in Pictures


I’ve written a lot about movies, TV shows, celebrities, acting, etc., but one thing I haven’t gotten into yet is live acting… I absolutely love going to see plays! There’s something so very special about being able to sit right there and watch the actors do their thing up close and personal. It’s quite the amazing experience. I went to see the play I Ought to be in Pictures with my mom and her friend last week, which was super fun. This play having been written by the famous Neil Simon really intrigued us, as we are big fans of his writing. Alison Smyth, an experienced actress who’s acted in plays such as Anne of Green Gables and Hairspray, plays the role of Libby Tucker, an aspiring actress who goes to Hollywood to reconnect with her estranged father. Smyth blew me away with her performance, that fake New York accent was amazing. Playing her father Herb was William Vickers, another superb actor who has performed in another Neil Simon play Barefoot in the Park. What a young Jane Fonda!!

This play was part of the ‘Classic Theatre Festival’ in Perth (click to see webpage), as one of the three featured plays this summer. Very fun day! For those of you who are fans of live theatre, I highly recommend looking into the other two plays this summer, Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw and An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley. If you don’t mind the drive out to Perth, it should make for a great experience. 


 

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