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with my aunt
on to theater reviews u.k.
"travels with my
aunt" 1994 directed by giles
havergal minetta lane theatre,
outer critics circle award
and the drama desk award
reviewer alvin klein new york
"only mr. dale plays the lustful aunt augusta. without condescending
into camp or caricature - none of the actors do - mr. dale is blissfully and
believably lithe (augusta is 75). in a virtuoso performance that matches in
economy of gesture and power of suggestion, mr. dale, with a tilt of the chin, a
brush of the hand, a precise inflection, is conducting a master class in
arnott new haven
"when dale is not observing a scene as 'henry
pulling', he's stealing it as 'aunt augusta'."
heilpern new york
"jim dale seizes his identity as glamorous aunt
augusta, literally with a flick of the wrist. he has no need of costume or wigs.
he appears to be in drag without the drag: he transforms from gray henry to
outrageous aunt augusta and back again, in a split second. he indulges in
nothing camp. his lightning sex and personality changes are merely signaled: his
exhilarating animation does the rest. mr. dale's aunt augusta is the embodiment
of flamboyant vitality."
reviewer ben bradley the new york
"that most essential and ubiquitous of accessories, the human arm, is
being worn with particular flair this season by jim dale. mr. dale has on
nothing more showy than a gray suit, with a faint pin stripe. yet
by merely folding one arm across his waist and resting the elbow of the other on
top of it, he acquires instant sartorial splendor. mr. dale has only one role in
addition to 'henry' that of the eponymous aunt, but he also provides the most
glorious example of the evening's chief virtue: the endless evocative gesture
that is both extravagant and economical."