Thursday, February 24, 2011

I am playing the 2 roles in the Alternative Theatre of Manhatan's Production of Ankhst. My primary role is the juicy part of Judy, an archaeologist. I knew I was going to love this part. She's strong willed, confrontational, border-line rigid, likes to be in control, and intensely passionate about her work. What I was not expecting was to love my bit part as the Amunite Priestess just as much. It's a 2 line part near the end of the play. Joe Williams, our movement coach, told me to create a character representative of "an albino cobra of death." I've never had so much fun being silent and creepy!

Ankhst is playing at the American Theater of Actors, 314 W. 54th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.), in the Beckman Theater on the second floor.

The show has the ghost of a pharaoh, his scheming brother, a couple of strong-willed archaeologists, lots of colorful characters, murder, intrigue, evil priests and belly dancers. I'm not kidding, real belly dancers.

We run Feb 17-March 6th. Thursday through Saturday, at 8:00 p.m. and the show on Sunday is a 3:00 p.m. matinee. Tickets are only $18 unless you tell them you're a student and then it's only $16.

Go to to make your reservations.