LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Visitor from Seattle enjoyed show and Walla Walla

Advertisement

I've heard about "Marilyn: Forever Blonde" for a couple of years. I knew it had played in England and New Zealand (in 2008), and all across Canada. This year alone I know it played in Palm Springs, Calif., Hot Springs, Ark., and Sarasota, Fla.

When I learned it was playing in Walla Walla I said to myself, It's my turn!

Oct. 22 I drove over from Seattle for MFB's Pacific Northwest Premier. I had not been in Walla Walla before. Here are my impressions:

1. Lovely city. Welcoming, warm, friendly, astute, literate people whom I met while walking around.

2. Great venue at the Power House Theatre: Eye-stopping outside; intimate and captivating inside.

3. Impressive the way the city has embraced this play, with banners along Main Street and theme displays in various stores.

4. What a magnificent program by Greg Thompson Productions. The printed programs and the merchandise at the theater do not offer a single hyperbole in describing Sunny Thompson's performance, Greg Thompson's writing and producing, the direction and production stage management, lighting, make-up, costumes: in short, every element that makes Marilyn: Forever Blonde the tender, funny, poignant, insightful masterpiece it turns out it is.

Well, clearly I loved it all -- the city, the theater, the play. I'd like to see it all again. I'm happy to hear the run has been extended through the first week of November!

Steven Gray
Seattle

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment