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Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower and Going Clear, has written a play, Camp David, which is being performed at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see who’s playing Jimmy Carter.
Lance Mannion on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Arts, crafts, and stagecraft, First as tragedy, then as farce | Permalink
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And he's a period fixture, too, which is beyond priceless. A little tall but if he can get the voice and the tiny fidgets around the edges of the face that betrayed the the nuke-gearhead's need to micromanage, it'll be right. (The executive role was what Carter always wanted but not what he needed -- he'd have been a national treasure as a senator, where I think Fritz in his own fusty Norwegiam way -- he's a fjord, not a Lincoln -- would actually have been a better low key age-of-retrenchment Seventies president.) I know Carter was actually nervous about preempt ing a new episode of All in the Family with his "moral equivalent of war" speech; how fitting he gets Richard Thomas to keep the prime time vibe alive. Does Melissa Gilbert have any daughters? They could play Amy....
El Jefe |
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 01:00 PM
Also worth remembering Rom Rifkin did a stint on One Day at a Time as well.
El Jefe |
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Although I didn't care very much about The Waltons (I preferred the pilot which starred Patricia Neal) , I appreciated how some of the actors used the success of the long-running TV series as a springboard for better roles. For example, Ralph Waite formed a theatrical company that did a successful and critically-acclaimed of Waiting For Godot. And even though Thomas probably still hears a random knucklehead shout, "Hey, John-Boy!", I bet it's not as often as it used to be.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:22 PM
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