Digger Phelps Is A Romantic And A Playwright!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Not only is our friend Digger Phelps running for President, he's also going to be the lead in a play entitled "Love Letters". Via Wikipedia....

Love Letters is a play by A. R. Gurney. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it centers on just two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepiece Ladd III. Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the correspondence - in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats - that has passed between them throughout their separated lives. It is only at the sad ending that they realize they were really love letters all along.
Sounds moving actually, and cute. I've been to one play in my life (Camelot starring the late/great Robert Goulet), so if anyone's seen it please tell me if there's a love scene. Also, if you're in NYC this Saturday be sure to check Digger out!

(Many thanks to Justin for sending the lovely photo above!)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:38 PM

12 Comments:

It's playwright.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 2:54:00 PM  

That isn't "Laverne & Shirley" Cindy Williams, right? Nothing would be more romantic than that Cindy Williams and Digger Phelps.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 2:57:00 PM  

It's not that she didn't realize they were love letters all along. It's just that they're all covered with a million different colors of highlighter and that's a major turnoff.

MDT said...
Nov 15, 2007, 3:00:00 PM  

Shows you how much I know about plays....and wrights.

Nov 15, 2007, 3:01:00 PM  

Go to a play? Are you fucking kidding me?! Sounds like something Unsilent Majority would do.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 3:44:00 PM  

his costar is an anchor for wcsh-6 the nbc affiliate in portland. digger came in once for an interview, and the dude couldn't be nicer. he is SUPER into this play though. i'm pretty sure there is a kiss in this play.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 4:06:00 PM  

There is no kiss. There is no love scene. The play actually has no movement. The two actors read the letters from a binder. Some are funny, some are sexual, some just move time along.

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 5:03:00 PM  

Hmm, to each his/her own I guess. Don't know if I would take that in or not.

Nov 15, 2007, 5:12:00 PM  

who's digger phelps?

Anonymous said...
Nov 15, 2007, 8:59:00 PM  

Um... that's Portland, Maine's WCSH newsanchor Cindy Williams. I've watched her broadcast the news since I was a little kid. WTF is she doing in a play with Digger Phelps?

mike said...
Nov 16, 2007, 12:58:00 AM  

he's not a playwright, that would mean he wrote the play. he's just an actor, if you can even call it that. no offense to digger, but the play is basically a man and a woman taking turns reading letters back and forth, not a lot of chance to actually "act"

Anonymous said...
Nov 16, 2007, 2:10:00 AM  

Yeah Cindy is the local News Anchor in Portland Maine. She was actually runner up in 1986 Miss USA along with Halle Berry. She can't read the teleprompter to save her life, I don't know how whe is going to do a play. Nice Chest though!

sean0965 said...
Nov 25, 2007, 9:21:00 AM  

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