Abigail Adams on her blackberry

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.

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10 Responses to Abigail Adams on her blackberry

  1. Alex says:

    That’s because she’s a genius and she can actually make sense out of the fact that as Abagail she’s e mailing he sister whose off in a distant land.

    “I need to imagine I’m TC and I need you to walk me through it.”

    Makes perfect sense.

  2. red says:

    Alex – yes! We came up with some great title ideas for Abigail’s blog – because you just know she would have had one.

  3. red says:

    Please guide me through the experience, Alex. I can’t do it alone.

  4. Kerry says:

    Hahahaha, but what you didn’t tell them is all the cool names you came up with for Abigail’s blog. . . .

  5. red says:

    I am partial to The Ultimate Dear John Letter at saltpeter.blogspot.com.

  6. Kerry says:

    I believe that is indeed a winner. Hahahaha.

  7. Alex says:

    Okay, seriously. That NEEDS to happen. Why doesn’t Abagail have a Blog?????

    I need it.

    Chrisanne would flip her flaming wig.

  8. Alex says:

    Here are my suggestions:






    “Sit Down, John.”

  9. red says:

    Sit Down John!!! hahahahaha

    Kerry was saying (you know, backstage in her costume, 5 minutes before she went onstage – hahahaha) that Abigail would have been ALL OVER email if she had had it. And I am sure she would have kept a blog – so that her husband over in Paris or Amsterdam could keep up with her life, etc.


  10. Cullen says:

    The original dear Abby. I love this.

    I did that 5 dead people you’d like to have a dinner party with thingy on Facebook and had Hamilton, Adams, Franklin, Paine and Monroe and thought that out of all of them Franklin would probably have the most popular blog.