Wish I could get to see Scarlett Johansson ‘s latest Broadway foray, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
I did catch her two years ago, as Catherine, in Arthur Miller’s “View From the Bridge.” Total snoozefest. She’s in previews with Cat now; the show officially opens on Jan 17.
I’m no theater critic, but I don’t think anyone, not Ashley Judd, not Jessica Lange, not Kathleen Turner, not even Florida’s own Elizabeth Ashley, could top Elizabeth Taylor in this role. Liz only played Maggie in the movies, of course, but still.
Well, at least I have my needlepoint Cat on a Mat to console me, since it’s likely I’ll be missing Scarlett in this one.
I took some snaps of Tennessee’s old conch house in Key West on Duncan St. a few years back. Whoever bought it had it restored. The photo on the left was taken in the late 60s, and shows its original state. Before the tropical foliage spread out and the snazzy carport was added.
Despite all these changes, I still was able to imagine Tennessee on the front porch, drink in hand no doubt. He died a horrible death in New York, but his good plays will probably be performed forever.
I guess it’s okay the place was fixed up.
Sometimes, I suppose even a house must depend on the kindness of strangers.
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