A note from Andrew:
“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
Growing up,I was always drawn to funny women. I would research TV Guide weekly to be sure I knew who was appearing on Johnny Carson each night, and made sure I asked permission to stay up late whenever Joan Rivers was a guest or guest host.
I would watch any “I Love Lucy” episode, even the 15th viewing of the same episode. Carol Burnett was always MUST SEE TV.
In recent years, I have had the pleasure of paying homage to funny ladies by directing the comedies “Auntie Mame”, “The Women”, and “Women Behind Bars” and “Debbie Does Dallas: A Musical” in the Indianapolis area. I am always fascinated by the depth of friendship, family, intimacy, humor and, yes, even the foibles of the “fairer sex."
The opportunity to dive into a Neil Simon play, originally intended to be a male comic piece, was a chance I didn’t want to give up. An added bonus to this show is that the setting has been moved forward to the 1980’s. Having “come to age” in the 80’s, I not only get to dive into the female psyche once again, but also in a period of time I relish and remember - clearly and fondly.
The play also lets us have fun with wacky neighbors and wacky friends, full of physical humor and snappy one-liners. I look forward to digging even deeper into the script to make all of the characters fully realized, fully human, 3 dimensional individuals. I encourage all of the funny ladies (and we need two men, too) to bring their humor to our auditions for this fun and funny show.