“GOOD MORNING ANITA HILL it’s Ginni Thomas I Just Wanted To Reach Across the Airwaves and the Years and Ask You To Consider Something I Would Love You To Consider an Apology Sometime and Some Full Explanation of Why You Did What You Did With My Husband So Give It Some Thought and Certainly Pray About This and Come To Understand Why You Did What You Did Okay Have a Good Day.”
written & performed by Deb Margolin
Newsflash: Deb has just been nominated for the very prestigious “Helen Hayes Award” for “Best New Play” – Congratulations, Deb!
directed by Merri Milwe
Yes, it is the longest play title ever – it’s the full text of a voicemail Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife recently left for Anita Hill, 20 years after her testimony at the confirmation hearings that brought her to national attention for her allegations of sexual harassment.
In this show Margolin asks “who are we at the moment we flip someone the bird; show the middle finger to a stranger? And what is tragedy? Is it possible
that one definition of tragedy involves the realization that, in order to address an oppressor, or seek redress from him successfully, we must descend to his level?” Here’s what happens when a middle-aged Jewish woman confronts her road rage at the 20-year-old intersection of young motherhood and the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings. With a fair amount of Bristol Palin tossed in.
Deb Margolin’s long awaited return to solo performance – and to the Ko Festival of Performance.
All performances take place in Amherst College’s accessible, air-conditioned Holden Theater on the Amherst College campus. The theater is located just behind the Admissions Office off of S. Pleasant Street in Amherst, MA. Plenty of close, free parking.
Unless otherwise noted, tickets $20 Adults / $16 Students & Seniors. Call about a very limited number of $8 tix. Tickets and further information are available at www.kofest.com or by calling box office phone: (413) 542-3750.