My friend Alice Playten is out in Seattle playing Toinette the maid-servant in Molière’s ‘The Imaginary Invalid’. Alice is a Broadway legend. As a child she played Baby Louise in the original company of ‘Gypsy’ starring Ethel Merman. More recently she has appeared on ‘Frasier’ and starred in ‘Caroline, or Change’. Alice wanted to add a magical gag to the play so we talked on the phone, and I helped her put in a funny effect with a scarf. The play opens tonight at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and runs through March 22nd.
Alice Playten, Rocco Sisto, Julie Briskman in ‘The Imaginary Invalid’