Oscar the Day Before the Oscars
Saturday afternoon I went to see the new play, For Piano and Harpo, written by and starring Dan Castellaneta (who as you may likely know does, among many things, the voice of Homer Simpson). It focuses on troubled musician/actor and bitterly-sarcastic wit Oscar Levant who spent a year living at Harpo Marx's house. The show is very well written and acted, and has an interestingly-staged, fast-paced production which, though a drama, is often quite funny. The show is at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, and still has one more week to run, so if you're in the area, it's worth looking into.
I'll leave it at that because Mark Evanier does a far-better job telling about it all, and how enjoyable it is, and you can read that here because I agree with pretty much all he says, except for the part about knowing many of the people involved...
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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