Friday, September 01, 2017

Christine Lahti in F**king A

I recently saw Christine Lahti in F**king A as the Signature Theater.

Given the embargo, I can't review it now, but I can say that Christine Lahti gives an amazing performance in a tough tough role.

It was odd to see her on stage. I will always see her in Swing Shift, even though that was a million years ago now. In F**king A she plays her age (67) in a time when life is hard as hell. In it, she looks like she has lived a horrible life.

She looks tired, ragged and bitter. But she also manages to give off an indestructible personna of tempered steel underneath. It is almost impossible to looked broken AND indestructible at the same time, but she does it.

Wow.

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