Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: theater

Just saw a slightly “odd” rendition of the classic GUYS AND DOLLS up at
Northwestern University…. this time not all of the GUYS were played by guys,
and not all of the DOLLS were were played by dolls?!

No apparent reason. No updates. No twist. No gender bending rationale.
Even the role of Sky Masterson was played by a female… playing it as a guy…
in men’s clothing… yet with feminine posture & occasional long flowing blonde locks…
when she took her men’s hat off?! Just confusing for those who have never seen
the show before.

I had to do some explaining during intermission!


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