I sat down at the computer this morning — filled with ambition — determined to avoid yesterday’s movie meltdown.
And what article immediately distracted me from all meaningful employment?
The Other Place is a Broadway play starring Laurie Metcalf of Roseanne and The Big Bang Theory. She plays a researcher struggling with an unnamed neurological disease whose ability to know what’s real and what’s not slowly begin to fade.
Daniel Stern has played her husband in the show but had to leave due to a family emergency. Bill Pullman (1600 Penn, While You Were Sleeping) stepped in February 5th with only a week to learn the role and rehearse.
I did not know this.
I have seen Pullman on stage in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, but that was years ago. And while The Other Place has been on my list, his addition to the cast has jettisoned it to the must-see category. As in, I spent my morning looking at seating charts and buying a ticket.
Bill Pullman, you’ve done it again.