Oh, Hermie, Baby. Give it up. You went about this all wrong. You should have put on your pimp hat and shiny suit and trotted out all your stable of ladies – those you harassed and now your long-time mistress.
Go ahead. Play the race card. Be bold. Claim them all as your Ladies. Then tell your rich white Republican pals that they wouldn’t understand, it’s a Black Thing.
Instead, you wimped out. Denied everything then grabbed the Wussy White Pol’s classic cop out – “If I do quit, it’ll be . . . for the sake of my family.”
For the sake of your family? Oh, pluuueeeze. Your wife should have handed you a slice of pizza and told you to “eat your vegetable,” then booted your sorry behind out the door years ago.
Now, Shoo. Go away. Thank you.
Speaking of Running
Run – do not walk or saunter – run down to
to the Santa Maria ’s John Hancock College for PCPA’s new production of “A Christmas Carol.” Marian Theatre
The play, with Music and lyrics by David De Berry, was directed by Mark Booher, and is wonderfully different than any other production of “Carol” that I’d seen before. It’s a musical but not the usual big Broadway boomer. Instead, the songs, many of which sound like old Victorian Christmas carols, or were adapted from same, acted as a fully integrated enrichment to support Dicken’s wonderful language and dialogue, not upstage it. The result is a perfect blend of music and text. Add in a terrific cast at the top of its form, a fabulous set design, beautifully designed costumes and choreography, and superb lighting that becomes a critical part of the drama and you have a truly outstanding production.
I’ve never seen a bad play at PCPA and this one was one of the best. Do yourself a favor and go see it. Perfect way to start the holiday season with a happy heart. www.PCPA.org. It’s running through Dec 23.