This week’s Playhouse Perspective blog comes from The Lady Demands Satisfaction cast member Evan Sibley.
It’s the question as old as time: Why should I go OUT when I can just stay home and watch Netflix? I understand. As John Mulaney says, “In terms of instant gratification, canceling plans is like heroin”. But, while that may be an easier option, I can guarantee there’s nothing quite like The Lady Demands Satisfaction on Netflix right now.
This is my third production I have worked on with Gulfshore Playhouse and, even though I am only a week into rehearsal, I am having more fun than I have had in years. This cast is so incredibly smart, funny, creative and kind that just the other day Jeff Binder, our sterling director, spent half an hour at rehearsal jumping for joy! We’re talking about a play with sword fights, dancing, young lovers, servants disguised as nobility (and visa versa), and more jokes than I can count. (Not to mention a cast that is over 70% women, something hard to come by these days.)
I don’t know about you, but these days I find that I am less and less interested in more traditional dramas and tragedies (I loved Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out, and Parasite and I didn’t bother seeing Joker). We endure a constant onslaught of bad news and in that space I crave stories filled with beauty, hope, and joy rather than doom and gloom! I crave things like The Lady Demands Satisfaction, and something tells me that you do too.
P.S. If you still need convincing, I will be sporting a one-foot-tall pink powdered wig, green bows on red-leather shoes, and some stunning lines of poetry (the moon really does look like a dumpling).
To purchase tickets to The Lady Demands Satisfaction go to https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/2019-2020-season/the-lady-demands-satisfaction/.