The final scene of the play was a smashing success, with critics on their feet, rhapsodizing in the way that certain critics do when they decide to pluck a mundane play out of obscurity and then trumpet it as The Second Coming. Admittedly, the story was mildly powerful and mundanely emotional, with Dorothy managing to bring her lover back from the dead, a feat that most folks don’t have the expertise or frequent flyer miles to accomplish.
In an amazing example of stagecraft and proper lighting overcoming logic gaps in the script, Dorothy achieved her Lazarus machinations whilst sporting an unfortunate bowl-cut hairdo, accented by Princess Leia mini-buns. Such a follicle mishap would normally convince most men that they were probably safer remaining in the spirit world rather than wake up to that mess. But Dorothy succeeded in both chewing the scenery and not getting chewed by her own coiffure, making her performance even more notable. As the famed critic Leonardo Malted shared in his review: “Miss Lamour deftly navigated the turbulent waters wherein the River Bad Costume Design and the River What Were They Thinking both flowed into the Bay of Bad Ideas.”
Dorothy would go on to become a famous Hollywood star, the Revived Lover would turn to alcoholism after discovering that he would have to pay his credit card bills after all, and The Hairdo would eventually win a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress later that year…
Previously published. Modified somewhat for this post.
Categories: Past Imperfect