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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Basil Is Also Bread

posted by on February 27 at 14:52 PM

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.

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I thought Basil was worth the price of admission. Really fantastic work.

Posted by MvB | February 27, 2007 3:51 PM

Basil is a star and a great guy. I might even let him spit on me.

Posted by fan | February 27, 2007 11:53 PM

Basil has been spitting on me for years and I still love him!

He is and always has been a funny, energetic and versitile actor who knows how to capture the audience without needing to always be the center of attention. Way to go!

P.S. Did you know he's in an AWESOME band too?

Posted by Basil's little sister in Montreal | February 28, 2007 1:30 PM

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Posted by bvkds cpuw | March 10, 2007 12:16 PM

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