Adam Sandler is a pretty nice guy. Friendly, easy to talk to. He liked my dress, I liked the blue sneakers he was wearing. But I’m not completely convinced of the humour in Jack & Jill. I still can’t quite believe we are seeing Al Pacino in it either. Nonetheless, if that’s your kind of humour, I’m sure you’ll find it funny. And it was great to meet the actor himself – even if he did keep calling me “kiddo” before and after the interview. But I am kicking myself for not asking Katie Holmes where she got her lipgloss from! Seeing as we were talking about girls’ stuff like clothes and massages…
Jack & Jill releases in South Africa on 3 February.
An all-star cast of theatre, TV and film stars took part in the 10 anniversary special staging of 110 Storiesin New York on Thursday and Friday night.
After all the documentaries and exhibitions on show, this was a different way to experience the events of that day – especially for a non-New Yorker like myself. Each actor had a certain part to read, a first-hand account from September 11 2001, and in the days following. Thursday night’s performance featured Katie Holmes, Stephen Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, Ralph Macchio, Jeremy Piven, Mario Cantone (oh how we miss SATC’s Anthony!), Cynthia Nixon, and SA’s own Stelio Savante, among others.
Playwright Sarah Tuft with two of the real life people behind the actor's readings
Take a listen to Ralph, Jeremy and Stelio speak about their reasons for taking part in 110 Stories.
The play manages to skillfully blend bits and pieces of stories together into a tapestry of experience, so you get an understanding of what various people went through – from a First Responder to a volunteer to even a rescue dog. That is testimony to Sarah Tuft’s writing, and the audience is all the more enriched having the words brought to life by esteemed actors like the ones on this bill.