Last night at around 7 p.m., Kerry and I were emailing back and forth. It was fast and furious and had to do with men and getting ahead of ourselves and various heartcracks and how we should do whatever Mike says and also our cats and how much we love boys, in general. There were almost no pauses between emails.
But then I realized what time it was. 7 pm. Kerry is now playing Abigail Adams in the Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of 1776 (buy tickets here – great show!!), which I went to see last Sunday with Siobhan and Ben – and the show was at 7:30.
I emailed Kerry, “Are you in costume right now?”
So. Kerry was dressed like this, emailing me from stage left.
I still laugh at Kate, dressed up in some bullshit fashion from the ancien regime, all very fin de siecle, calling me from DURING her show and then hanging up hurriedly. But to picture her in a powdered wig and beauty mark and decolletage on her cell phone … Too much.
For example, at one point last night, Kerry responded to something I said with: “OMG! Heartcrack!”
Picturing her saying something like that dressed like that just makes me happy.