Saturday, September 8, 2007
Hudson, it's "Martha Mitchell Calling"
As I left the Stagework's performance of "Martha Mitchell Calling" Friday night, my friend turned to me and said, "There's a little Martha Mitchell in you Trixie, isn't there?"
I said, "There's a little Martha Mitchell in all of us. The goal is to let it out."
I'm an easy date. I agreed to see the play without knowing one thing about it. I have never been to a Stageworks performance, and in the beginning of the evening, as we walked towards the theatre, I asked my friend, "What are we seeing again?"
"'Martha Mitchell Calling'", he said.
"Oh, who was Martha Mitchell?"
I heard the name, but I really had no idea. Thanks, high school "Social Studies" teachers...
Now I know who she is. She's a role model.
Who wouldn't love a funny, boisterous Washington wife in a pink negligee calling the press whenever she found out that "Trickie Dickie" Nixon was up to no good? Nixon admitted that if it weren't for Martha Mitchell, there would be no Watergate.
The performance was great. Throughout the show, my main thought was, "My God, that wig must be hot..."
I'm not a theatre critic, so I'll stop at my wig comment....just go see the show, why not? What else are you doing in Hudson on a Friday or Saturday night? Really? Support some local theatre and just go.
Here's the web address:
Thanks goes to Martha Mitchell for getting involved; for not sitting at home and keeping her mouth shut. She spoke out against the Vietnam war and Nixon -- and she was a Republican.
A loud gal and her pink princess phone can change the world.