Last night my friend Jessica Neuwirth came (again) to the play and brought Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. I have heard so much about Navi from my friends and was excited to meet her. She invited me to visit her in Geneva and I think I will try to do that on the way to or from Bonn and the UNESCO Gala in Düsseldorf Germany next November.
Moises, our writer/director came to the show last night. He is in the city for just 24 hours and today he flies back to L.A. where he is rehearsing his new play, “Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo” which opens mid-May. I will be able to see it in June when I am out there. We stayed and talked for awhile and then headed out to join Samantha at Joe Allen’s. As we crossed the darkened stage, Moises looked out into the empty theatre and said, “stop for a minute, Jane, and listen.” We both stood and listened to the intense silence. A pregnant silence. “I love this silence,” he said. “It’s so full of possibilities.”
With Samantha was a close friend of hers, Sandy Stern, who was one of the producers of several of my favorite films: “Saved,” “Being John Malkovich,” and “Pump up the Volume.” It was a fun time and Don Amendolia joined us.
It is hard for me, knowing there is so little time left to play this woman I have come to love so much. Hard to believe.
See you next time.