When you live your life around your work, it’s good when you like your work! Another opening night this weekend, and I can’t believe how cool my new costume is. Someone recently said to me that I am a Kostüm-typ, and that is absolutely true — the clothes will lend all sorts of character to my onstage character, once I’m in it.
This baby is a tailor-made “Chanel look” made from a high quality wool-silk-blend tweed (it’s unbelievably soft), predominantly Tiffany Blue but there are other pastels in the background. All the gold frou-frou makes it unsuitable for real life, but under the stage lights it evokes a kind of new-rich, high-society, Sarah Palin-if-she-hired-Nancy-Reagan’s-dressmaker sort of thing, which works perfectly for the person — the social climbing, new-rich, narcissistic MIL-to-be —who I am trying to conjure up. (Actually, once that little gold purse is hanging on my arm, I am her.)
Up next month: Cowboys and Indians.