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Friday, February 23, 2007

Frankie and Johnny at the Phoenix

Emily Paton-Davies has become one of those actors for whom I will go see any show she's in -- even if it's Tennessee Williams . . . or Grease. She is eminently watchable and a perfect example of the talent that we have here in Denver.
Emily's performance in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune further solidifies her reputation as one of the best actors in the city. What a joy, then that Paragon Theatre's current production at the Phoenix not only showcases Emily's considerable talent, but also pairs her with another of Denver's best actors, Thomas Borillo, as Johnny.
If you're not already familiar with Terence McNally's brilliant and award-winning play, you're missing out. If you know the show already, you can just imagine how beautifully it's handled by this cast and director, Michael Stricker.
But why imagine? The show runs through March 10th. See it with someone you care about. Or someone you could care less about. Just see it.
The dialogue and performances are realistic and raw (in more than one sense), so if you're offended by frank sexuality, coarse language or nudity, then . . . well, then, why the hell are you reading my blog?
(No nudity, you say? How little you know . . .)

By the way, this is the last weekend for Performance Now's 42nd Street. Catch it if you can!

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