Feb 9, 2007

Prayers for Uma

Playwright Erik Patterson has just alerted me that one of L.A.'s essential theater actors, Uma Nithipalan, is in a coma after a sudden brain aneurisym a few weeks ago. Signs are apparently positive but Erik is asking religious folks to pray, irreligious folks to think good thoughts, and outright anarchists to commit minor vandalism in Uma's name. I think I'll stop short of that last bit--but having admired Uma's work in Leopold and Loeb: A Goddamn Laff Riot, and particularly her long string of roles at the Evidence Room, from Pentecost to The Cherry Orchard (the picture above is from ER's production of The Blacks, which I regret not having seen), I have no problem with the thinking-good-thoughts approach.

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