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Olive Another, please.

Randy and I (along with a gaggle of friends) went to see the latest Ryan Landry play this weekend. This one was a spoof on the classic camp-fest, Valley of the Dolls. It was cleverly called Valet of the Dolls (Nealy O’Hara ends up being the face of a parking garage chain). Having seen the movie before (multiple times) I enjoyed the play quite a bit.

But, as always seems to be the case, I think I enjoyed the performance of Olive Another the best. For starters, of all the local drag queens I know of, I find her name to be the most clever. I also appreciate that she has a gap between her two front teeth (like me).

But most of all, her voice and facial expressions never cease to entertain me in all of her performances. I can’t quite explain it, but it makes me think of Hyacinth Bucket, of the BBC series Keeping Up Appearances, with a hoarse voice. In Valet of the Dolls, she played the lasagna-obsessed sister of Tony flawlessly. In fact, her biggest “error” (if you want to call it that) actually garnered some of the biggest laughs in the show…after the show was over!

She was coming out to take her bow when she slipped on the stage and wiped out – falling flat on her ass on stage. Poor thing. but she got right up (laughing hysterically, along with her castmates and the audience) and kept going (and laughing).

Hopefully there wasn’t too big of a bruise the next morning.

Oh, and Randy and I FINALLY got all of the art up in our new townhouse. It looks like a real home now. The last of the drapes arrived by UPS this morning so once those are up (hopefully tonight) our place will be 100% ready. WOO HOO!


  1. Comment by Chris on October 27, 2009 10:41 am ran a favorable review on the play today. I enjoy reading the reviews of these plays because they have to dance around the fact that there’s a lot of “off-color” content. Thanks for getting me hooked on these.

  2. Comment by Olive Another on October 27, 2009 2:12 pm

    Aren’t you the SWEETEST! Though, I have to correct you, I landed on my face -not my ass!! Hahahaha!!! -Olive.

  3. Comment by Jeffrey on October 27, 2009 4:55 pm

    She was my fav as well. She reminded me of Mrs. Craboppole (sp?) From the Simpsons.

  4. Comment by Godlen on October 27, 2009 8:24 pm

    100% ready. Ready for what?

  5. Comment by mindy on October 28, 2009 9:44 am

    I’ve lived in my apartment for five years and have yet to get my art up on the walls. Nor do I have curtains for one window. I think you win.

  6. Comment by Randy on October 28, 2009 8:35 pm

    Looks like friday night for the drapes 🙂

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