Monday, September 05, 2011

surrounded by Objectivists

Suddenly the Ayn Rand fans are crawling out of the woodwork - or the Facebook friend list. One of my FB friends informed me today he's a huge fan. There's also a guy at work, who seems like a really nice guy, who is a huge Rand fan. Egads!

My view of Objectivists is pretty well represented by this clip from my 10-minute play CHRISTMAS BLESSING.

I had forgotten what a great job the actors did, especially considering we had a very short rehearsal period, not to mention most of the rehearsals were held in my tiny Manhattan apartment. And now Amanda Thickpenny, who plays the homeless woman in this clip (more of her in the clip below - she's also on Youtube in NEW RULES and THE SLASH) is on her way to RADA! They grow up so quickly.

The part where she gets the lyrics to Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer wrong comes from my sister Eileen. When she was about five, she used to sing "Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you be my slave tonight?" The rest of us kids teased her unmercifully for it, of course.

The original is "won't you guide my sleigh tonight" - on the other hand, I don't think Santa's reindeer are exactly unionized, so maybe Eileen was closer than we thought.