Jennifer Aniston Stole My Life

theatre · purple turtle productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States

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Review by VASEK FRANK (CINESNATCH)

June 12, 2012 http://cinesnatch.blogspot.com

My overall impression

Director/Producer Deborah Geffner walked onto the stage of the Open Fist Theatre during a Special Event Preview June 10th to announce the Purple Turtle Productions’ world premiere of Jennifer Aniston Stole My Life. She has a voice similar to Wendie Malick and once she exited, a drum roll introduces a spotlight hitting Barbara Keegan, who plays down-on-her-luck character actor Rue. With her redheaded bob with bangs, she looks like an Irish Ann Jillian who hails from the same comedic class as 80s legend Paula Poundstone. She wears solid green and purple pantsuits and doles out an awful(ly short) bit that lands with a huge kerthunk. At times, we’re watching yet another sad LA story about an artist just wanting to make a living in their chosen trade. The play covers the constricting nature of the business that cannibalizes itself and destroys most everything in its path, including many of the strong and just about all of the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, while touching on the sheer heartless randomness of the industry. But, the cautionary tale also rises above the subject matter by giving us a fresh, harrowing tragedy …

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