Cynthia: Congrats, Marcy! You did such a great job costuming the last play, you got hired again!
Marcy: Oh yeah? What are the deets?
Cynthia: You need to find costumes for a young Queen Victoria, who was quite the fashion plate in her younger years.
Cynthia: Winston Churchill's mom, Jennie Jerome, who was considered the greatest beauty of her time.
Cynthia: Jennie Jerome was an American from Brooklyn, New York. She was one of the first "Buccaneers", rich American women who went to England to marry for a title. Think of Lady Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern's character) in Downton Abbey. Jennie was quite the man killer too. She was rumored to have over 200 lovers.
Marcy (impressed): Go Jennie!
Cynthia: Also, Alexine Tinne, a very rich and very eccentric Dutch explorer, who spent most of her adult life exploring North Eastern and Central Africa. She especially wanted to discover the source of the Nile. Alexine was fearless.
Marcy (impressed): Go Alexine!
Cynthia: And as for the men, we've got to outfit a young Winston Churchill, General Charles Gordon, slave trader Zubayr, and his son, Suleiman.
Marcy: The men's costumes are never as fun. Just tell them all to wear suits and call it a day.
Cynthia: Ummm... well... their costumes are important too. Especially since they have the larger roles.
Marcy: Fine. So what's the budget?
Marcy: No budget? Again? You're doing another period piece and expect to me come up with fabulous costumes for... nothing?!
Cynthia: You can spend $100 and I'll give you all the Friskies you can eat. Deal?
Marcy: I need to consult my agent.
Cynthia: I am your agent.
Marcy: Obviously, I need a new agent.
*The show I am working on is called Getting A Head, a new play by Jeffery Atik. We are running previews at Theater Asylum Lab in Hollywood on November 14,15,16. (i'm playing Alexine!)
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