Tuesday, December 28, 2010

a closer look: Wishful Drinking and other one woman shows

Ken P. D. Snydecast #165 - Not a Creature Was Stirring features a surprising amount of talk about "one woman" stage shows.

Dana tells an amusing tale of his experience at a showing of Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. Here is a short comical segment from that show:

Dana also gives a glowing review of Elaine Stritch's show Elaine Stritch at Liberty. Here is a video of a song from the show called "This is All Very New to Me". It tells the story of Elaine's first drink at age 13.
The video is show audio set to some wonderful photos of Elaine:

Finally (and perhaps regrettably) Dana mentions he did not get to see Just Between Friends the one woman show starring the late Bea Arthur.
Here is a song called 'Pirate Jenny' that Bea performs in the show. Bea said this was a song she had always wanted to perform on stage. This is audio only with a single image of Bea Arthur staring disapprovingly at you as you listen.

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