The Parisian Woman: A Modern Dangerous Liaisons – D.C. Style.2 min read

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The Parisian Woman: A Modern Dangerous Liaisons – D.C. Style.

By Ross for frontmezzjunkies
I’ve never really thought about Uma Thurman with any particular strong opinion of her as an actress. I’ve enjoyed her in some of the films such as “Dangerous Liaisons“, “Gattaca“, the spectacular award-winning “Hysterical Blindness“, even the charming and very likable films, “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” and “The Truth About Cats and Dogs“.  She’s always good, or at least good enough in my eyes. I never did see the two-part Tarantino films, “Kill Bill“, that everyone raves about. I didn’t stay away because of anything in particular, but I am not the greatest fan of him, especially the way he as the director tends to parallel comedy with unneeded violence. I’ve been told (numerous times now) that I need to give those films a shot, and I guess I’m willing but with reluctance. With that in mind, I didn’t enter the Hudson Theater to see Beau Willimon’s new drama, The Parisian Woman with Uma at the forefront of my mind, nor with that same blasé attitude I have towards her as a performer, but I was filled with curiosity.
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On the other hand, when it comes to the other actors; the fine and handsome Josh Lucas (“Sweet Home Alabama“), the gifted Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and the extremely talented Blair Brown (Arcadia, ATC’s On the Shore of the Wide World), I carried a healthy level of excitement in seeing them live on stage. In The Parisian Woman, these fine actors make this all look so easy, fitting into their perfectly tailor-made roles in this surprising play about power, privilege, and manipulation in modern day Washington D.C. We watch and learn, as they each try to navigate the powerful and connected, playing their cards whenever they can. It’s surprising and thoroughly engaging, keeping us on our toes and leaning in. (for the full review, click here)
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