Arts Remember Her? Of Course You Do
posted by December 7 at 12:38 PMon
Phylicia Rashad (aka Mrs. Claire Huxtable) is coming to the Rep to make her directorial debut with August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean in April. On one hand, she’s done a lot of theater—Broadway, Off-Broadway, Negro Ensemble Company, Lincoln Center—and she knows the play. Here’s her as Aunt Esther:
On the other hand: her directing debut? On Gem of the Ocean—the production that will complete the Rep’s 10-play Wilson cycle? Is this us being a provincial starfuckers, subordinating the play to the celebrity of the director? Or can she really do it?
I’m pulling for you, Mrs. Huxtable.