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re: Mandy Patinkin. Remembering "The Knife"
Posted by: BruceinIthaca 10:46 am EDT 07/15/17
In reply to: re: Mandy Patinkin. Remembering "The Knife" - TheOtherOne 10:27 pm EDT 07/14/17

I saw it, too--mainly because Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio had been a major "star" in my high school theatre crowd. I thought she sang beautifully in a role that seemed barely written (she was as good s could be). Patinkin, as always (back then), had voice and presence--in those less enlightened times, I recall thinking his transformation into a woman just didn't seem convincing. Today he would be called "non-passable," and such an appearance would simply be one of the myriad ways transpeople are (i.e. not all transfolk can or choose to "pass" as having been born into the gender they are presenting as). While I am a fan of many of Hare's other plays, this one just seemed rather pointless with characters it was difficult to be invested in. Fortunately, both actors have gone on to much better behicles for their many talents.
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