The Ladies of Holderness was likely out-of-print when I read it as a teenager. It wasn't as thrilling to read for the first time since then, but doing so reminded me of why I tracked down a copy more than 40 years after its publication. The plot is, nevertheless, entertaining like a classic horror movie from the '70s or '80s or a made-for-TV movie during the height of cable.
A review of The Ladies of Holderness (Dennis Fowler)
Originally published to my previous website around the date above.
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The year is almost over, but I can't forget one of my favorite stage plays. No Place to be Somebody (Charles Gordone) turns 50 in 2019.
It centers around Gabe, whose talent won't avail him the most accessible of acting roles. Johnny, his alter ego, is a former street hustler whose associates only hinder him from organized crime. They fraternize at Johnny's bar, all of whose patrons reflect that their best isn't good enough.
Directed by John Grabowski, the Chelsea Repertory Company performed Gordone's prize-winning play five years ago. I've watched it multiple times over the year. They did a great job.
Act 1, Part 1 - youtu.be/vMbcfqQSBw4
Act 1, Part 2 - youtu.be/aGH4sXWVmy8
Act 2, Part 1 - youtu.be/gPDru5lLwLA
Act 2, Part 2 - youtu.be/bUVY-Kn1ZPg
Act 3, Part 1 - youtu.be/H_zBNjXbUmg
Act 3, Part 2 - youtu.be/m-NWFnpraLY
A commemoration of No Place to be Somebody (Charles Gordone)
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