Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Anarchist.... My Child - Mothers of War.... Generation Sex

It was a whirlwind weekend of shows & activities starting off Friday nite with the super hot, super sexually charged world premiere of the feisty live comedy show Generation Sex at LATC downtown on Spring Street.  This entertaining frank & graphic show was so explicit that it would make Madonna blush... I think.  Generation Sex is presented by Teatro Luna America's All-Latina Theater Company & directed by the talented Alexandra Meda.  The cast is great & fierce & features Khanisha Foster, Elizabeth Nungaray, Pili Valdes, Abigail Vega, Denyse Walls & Kelley Williams singing, dancing, writhing & doing skits & provocative monologues.  Playing til May 17th.  For more information visit  For Adults Only & Not For Prudes...

It was exciting to see the always terrific Felicity Huffman & equally great Rebecca Pidgeon go head to head in the excellent two hander drama The Anarchist written by acclaimed author David Mamet & well directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan.  The riveting play is about an aging Jewish murderess  turned devout Christian & her attempts to sway her prison administrator into letting her be released from prison in her senior years.  Absolutely great acting & a very interesting & absorbing storyline.  I've heard Felicity say before that if it isn't on the page it isn't on the stage...  Well this my friends is definitely on the page & definitely worth seeing on the stage!  Visit for more information.  The Anarchist runs to May 23 & I suggest you run to get your tickets soon!

I finished the weekend seeing the terrific play My Child - Mothers of War written, created & directed by the multi talented Angeliki Giannakapoulos at the Hudson Backstage Theatre.  The play is based on the author's award winning documentary of the same name which aired nationally on PBS.  The show & the cast are extraordinary starring Frances Fisher, Mimi Rogers, Melina Kanakaredes, Monique Edwards & Laura Ceron.   The poignant, shocking & deeply moving play is based on stories of mothers whose lives were radically changed when their brave sons & daughters were sent to fight the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.  These fine actresses get emotionally bare in this powerful true piece.  Jean Smart was scheduled to appear but is out of the country filming & her role was played by understudy Anna Giannotis who hit it out of the ball park.  Great work! The excellent marines/marine officers are played by Rydell Danzie, Nick Marini, Juan De La Cruz, Anthony Ray Perez, Brendan Connor, Randy Mulkey, Michael Knowles, Ozzy Ramirez & Jah Shams & the talented secondary cast/mothers understudies include Amy Garis, Maria Nicolacakis, Laura Lee Botsacos & Tanayi Seabrook.  I highly recommend My Child - Mothers of War which plays Sundays for a 6 week run.  Visit for more information.  Opening nite was a benefit for The Fisher House Program which is a network of housing where military & veteran's families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.  A great cause...   Visit to learn more & donate. 

Photos Soon...  HH

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