Is Blythe Danner always so laxed about entrance times?
It took her a good twenty second to slowly slink toward the stage.
Who was the costume inspiration for this show?
“I wondered what happened to Queen Frostine post-Candy Land—perhaps she became a fashionable lesbian art dealer???”
Who enters the stage by raising both arms?
Acceptable answers: Eva Peron, The Flying Nun, Jesus Christ.
What play involves a post-modern staircase?
Blythe isn’t so confident in Prolia(R) as to not have a banister on that tiny, tiny staircase.
Is that chandelier on set or in the house?
Blythe Danner as “The Phantom of the Opera,” except instead of a mask, she wears an enormous scarf.
Is Blythe Danner projecting enough?
She’s certainly not breathing from her diaphragm—potentially out of fear of a fracture.
What monologue could possibly use those hand signals?
My bet: “Mixed Signals: A Female Air Traffic Controller’s Life”
Is that an enormous golden Chinese screen on stage?
Because, you know, what goes best with a tiny, tiny staircase.
Why does Blythe Danner hug the stage manager in between entrances?
Oh, you’ll see…
Who is that queen Ed, and why do he and Blythe Danner hate each other?
…because of she is creating alliances against Ed. “Break a leeeeeeg…” Ed taunts, wishing her harm for his turn in the spotlight since he dresses up as Blythe every night, performing the play on a dark stage to an empty house. Blythe turns, hate in her eyes - “Thanks. Ed.” she says flatly - but what she means to say is: “If I didn’t have to descend this tiny, tiny staircase wearing this preposterously large scarf with my arms raised to tell the story of the first female air traffic controller, I would break you.”