It was bittersweet. We have had a glorious run and much fun. We became a sort of family, and the wonderful audiences some of whom came back to see it again and again—it can take several viewings cause there is so much to absorb. I will miss all this.

It is hard for me to think I will never play Dr Katharine Brandt again…then again, I’ve learned never to say never.

I was very moved by friends who came backstage and the others who then joined me at the party to benefit The Women’s Media Center which we held in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. There will be more photos from that event but I wanted to get this posted tonight.

We partied till late at the Brasserie next to the theatre (the best Hot Toddy—for my throat!) and today I am a zombie wandering aimless it feels—no theatre to go to. No pre-play nap to take. No rush of preparing to go on stage and take people on the fascinating trip with me

And yet..and yet…I can take a vacation; begin my next books about adolescent sexuality and gender and start preparing and rehearsing the next 2 Prime Time workouts I’m going to do. I am very excited about how these are shaping up.

My dear friend from the anti-Vietnam War days , Ron Kovac, who inspired ‘Coming Home’ and was played by Tom Cruise in ‘Born on the fourth of July,’ based on Ron’s autobiography

Catherine Keener really made a huge effort to come cause she had to take a red eye to Miami to care for her ill father. She just finished a film with Philip Seymour Hoffman in which they play a Beethoven quartet. Next to her is Kathy Najimy, me and Forest

Forest talking with David Binder, the play’s producer.

Marisa, my dresser for the play, holding Tulea for a goodbye after we’d packed p all the dressing room

So happy that Forest Whitaker came to closing night

And my favorite actor of all..Annette Bening…she came!!!

The post party was a fundraiser for the Women’s Media Center that Gloria (Steinem) and I co-founded in 2004.

Annette talking with Caitlin, my understudy, who was in regional theatre with Annette years ago.

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