Um, yeah...because Saturday night was something else! I decided at 7:30pm to rush over to the Mark Taper Forum to see if I could get a reasonably priced last minute ticket to see my homie @octarell_again's play #HeadOfPasses, which I had heard nothing but great reviews for. Well, at 7:52pm, I stopped by the box office, and was happy to spend $35 on a really great seat. I take my seat, and for the next 2hrs, I'm transported to a house near the Head of Passes, where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. This play is so full, of talent, artistry, nuance, heartbreak, laughter, family issues, GOD, faith...honestly, this post will do it no justice. The show closes here in LA this Sunday, I suggest that you not miss it!
Phylicia Rashad gives a tour-de-force performance, I mean it, like one of the most brilliant performances I've ever witnessed in my life. I've been fortunate enough to see her work on Broadway in #AugustWilson's #GemOfTheOcean, #LorraineHansberry's #ARaisinInTheSun, and #TennesseeWilliams' #CatOnAHotTinRoof. Saturday night, she did work that topped all of those performances for me. Ms. Rashad is a national treasure; I was so happy to meet her, and tell her that!
So, I'm sitting in the green room post-show, to congratulate my friends who are in the play, and I get a chance to meet Condola Rashad; who decided to surprise her mother, and came in from NYC to see the show that night. What a sweet, humble, and exceptionally beautiful soul she is.
I spent my Saturday night with the Rashads, and it was magnificent!
#MarkTaperForum #LAThr #ActorLife #AfterTheShow #Masterclass #PhyliciaRashad #CondolaRashad #TarellAlvinMcCraney #EricBAnthony #LOVE