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OLYMPIA LATESSA

In Uncategorized on February 3, 2011 at 5:39 am

Having just seen the Roundabout revival of Tennessee Williams’ most sheerly campy play, THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE, all I can say is that leading lady Olympia Dukakis

not only looks like Broadway veteran, Dick (HAIRSPRAY) Latessa

but, with her bellowing, declamatory manner and complete lack of essential alluring sensuality and/or femininity, in a word, Butch Beyond Belief, she acts like him, too…only with the addition of the lousiest Southern accent – in which “teeth” becomes “toyth” and “coffee,” “coff-oy” – ever heard since, well, her own in STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Who could forget: “Well, if yuh cain’t say anything na-ice about any-bou-dy, co-ome si-it he-ah!” (Definitely from the South…of Jersey)


“Psst, Oly, your accent sucks!”

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  1. Can’t wait to see how she stacks up against Liz in BOOM!

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