Arts Basil Is Also Bread
posted by February 27 at 14:52 PMon
In my review of Crumbs Are Also Bread in the current issue, I totally failed to mention Basil Harris’s performance. Because I’m an idiot. I left the show thinking about Harris’s performance, and even talked about it with friends right afterward, but when I sat down to write the review, I focused on other things. Again, because I’m an idiot. Also because, as I was writing the review, I got to thinking that, well, it isn’t that hard to play an effeminate, Victorian-England-obsessed, bed-and-breakfast-running, whalebone-corset-wearing gay man. But you know what? Harris gave the character a lot more than almost anyone else would have, while at the same time never seemed to be overacting. That’s sort of a miracle.
To Basil Harris: You are excellent and funny and good, and thank you for showering me when you spat out your tea onto the front row.
To everyone else: If you don’t want to be showered in tea and cream and Basil Harris’s saliva, don’t sit in the front row. You can get tickets here.