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I -- that we are acting rivals we studied still had lived together I think it's best and we.
Well it's a great week that it's -- good fight you put about Anita.
Yeah they tell you -- do.
Food you could put it put you know we could act out some sort of a few.
Friends are beginning to see you know what happened last time we did that Gretchen on Friday with overall though yeah -- -- She's actually -- ticket to -- work even though Steve aggression going to say I don't know let me ask you this is it suitable for younger -- Absolutely yes and it you know and because Abigail Breslin -- and in the in the play.
We've gotten an extraordinary mean that I'd I'd say that 50% of our audiences have been young people.
And it's so excited did.
-- -- just be in a Broadway -- with that many kids.
-- I did To Kill a Mockingbird.
Last year this time it to Hartford stage and we sold out the entire run and probably 50% of our audience was.
With kids that were reading the book and school it was part of the national reading program good to kill -- -- And so we had an audience full of kids and and kids that we come during the daytime we we did a lot and that means it's for school kids.
And I think that it would be a really smart thing for the -- to do with -- -- to create an opportunity for kids to come from schools.
And to see -- play because it's it's an extraordinary story about Helen Keller because it's not just about being deaf and blind.
But about communication about how important it is that when you have a a son or daughter that maybe is an alcoholic or drug addict for.
Or -- -- -- -- this suffering from some kind of problem that makes it.
Makes it difficult for a family to be able to work together as a unit.
To find a way to communicate to that person too too too because of the child's not hearing you how do you make that child here -- so that.
Defendant can work together and and be strong and healthy that is so profound because even if a person has the ability to hear sometimes they don't hear that only area that just don't want to I mean I remember when I was 21 news -- -- -- my mother father had this -- In this very complex and this because people that know the story.
They think that the whole story is about Helen and and her teacher and then -- -- -- -- But it's the play is about family and I mean.
-- character I play kept in Keller.
He's civil war veteran he lost his first wife here's a new wife and that's where he did Helen was born from the second life.
And there's the doesn't -- incredibly complex relationship that he has that is teenage son.
But -- -- Siegel whose wonderful.
And in his son not being able to communicate with his father and the battle that goes on between the sun and the father -- the sun finally stands up to his father and says.
You know let Annie Sullivan helped Helen Keller because you might be wrong here what she's trying to do the tough love the Danny Sullivan is giving Helen Keller might be just the thing.
That she needs snorted too.
To open up -- and it in his -- moment when Helen Keller has an extraordinary moment when.
She has the water running over her hand and as a little girl that Helen's first word was while while.
Which is how she said wider band and the revelation happens -- it's extraordinary story from.
Booking my about -- -- seven year old daughter's birthday party forget it -- to hell and yeah yeah you just inspired me.
It to bring the girls -- she was looking for an.
A Broadway Show and bitterness.
So thank you very much let's talk a little bit about the Oscars to guys that are -- -- of Hollywood that she didn't need any aren't I.
Happy to say that I was working that was that was in a performance on Sunday nights and I missed most of that I -- what I mean.
The -- yeah.
And said you know the headlines here but I was so happy for Alec Baldwin and you know that I did see the end of -- -- Steve Martin said you know this is so much fun.
And -- I want to say you know.
-- you're tremendous comedians you know they weren't fantastic and -- -- yet but what do you think about the the winner of a best picture ever thought I was gonna be avatar and here comes -- a -- I knew it was going to be hurt locker I saw the movie and and Turkey at the and tally of film festival I -- this the best picture I mean maybe when the greatest -- films ever made.
And then I was in Baltimore to film festival and -- and I and I met the filmmaker and we talked and I just said that and it'd be -- people say -- full metal jacket is one of the greatest war movies ever made of concern and -- you -- and the let's I was in and I said that I think this is an extraordinary sound.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Understand a lot of the Marines and and an army is that you know soldiers who who were angry about the -- and that is unrealistic that at some dressed cowboy if you would if you wear cowboy like that we and we might shoot it myself because -- -- That did not just that the other soldiers -- -- Marines of these were humid but also the civilian population by being so reckless.
But I think that the story that it's a film and -- -- -- movie and I think that what.
Kathryn Bigelow and the actors involved in this in the directed that screenwriter which try to tell -- a bit bigger story about.
Damage -- -- personal damage ability as a result of war.
We had this same conversation in the pod today after I saw it.
The movie and it did you know I was like cool then is the best movie -- here but of course the biggest money maker not only of the year but of all time -- avatar picture it was sent by that's the corporate.
-- part of our conglomeration.
and -- century fox in Hollywood.
How does this work are you a member of the academy yes okay -- you've.
There is a lot of jealousy out there and sometimes does that.
Absolutely yes I'm not.
So even though it was technologically unique because I don't like the fact that he's made so much money.
Yet people are people that it is an end and you know that there are people one.
People to be rewarded for a career of where can I I think that.
Jeff Bridges is given extraordinary performances over three decades finally end and finally he wins for crazier which is it -- really fantastic.
And I think that everybody in the academy is happy that the tiff is finally being rewarded because he's.
Not just -- a great film actor but he's an extraordinary -- -- -- such a gentleman you know comes from such a great family and I know I've worked with his brother -- His father was you know just in general and had nice words about his parents when he gets to be -- this good man just presented at the same argument I guess -- -- -- -- because yeah.
-- -- -- -- Yeah I did I did see her speech and and I was it was extraordinary I mean but eloquent.
Beautiful woman you know.
The extraordinary thing about her -- she appeared at the ramseys I think the night network you have to work to accept the the award for the worst actress.
In Hollywood which took a lot of gumption yet that it's just like character -- that she's she knows how to put her tongue in cheek and she's very funny.
Well I was happy I was happy for her as well although Meryl Streep was also fantastic and Julian and -- -- do -- CNET that -- -- -- Julie and Julia Meryl Streep is is.
What have -- -- street she was Julia Child yet.
Many viewers as she was better than nationals -- yeah.
And she was fantastic and that's him but I guess it was just Amber's time.
Humans delightful all right -- great.
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