It’s now just five days till our opening gala, “Plays with Matches”, and now seems a good time to bring all our hosts and special guests together. So, without further ado…
“I guess I failed to ask a key follow-up question because I came away from this explanation thinking that all this transpired between a man and a woman while the couple was asleep. And it wasn’t until years later that I realised that one of you has to be awake…”
Andy will be joined by Hollywood superstar Uma Thurman, who hosts our literary quiz, “The Tip of My Tongue”. Here’s Uma sharing a $5 milkshake with John Travolta in 1994’s Pulp Fiction.
“I’ll tell you what. I’m gonna go to the bathroom and powder my nose. You sit here and think of something to say…”
“…and I thought to myself, This is the real nature of every communication between parent and child: we send them lots of love; they laugh out loud at us and we don’t even know they’re doing it…”
“I remember at the time saying to a friend, If they make this into a movie, there’s no doubt that they’ll add sex and drugs and car crashes. I mean, how can they not? It’s Hollywood!”
“There are 18 towns called Paradise in this country, stretching from Paradise, close to Intercourse, Pennsylvania, which of course always excites people, to a retirement community outside Sacramento…”
Finally, the House of SpeakEasy’s first musical guest is the singer-songwriter Dar Williams. Here she is in 2011 being interviewed by Larry Groce of Mountain Stage about her greatest hits compilation, Many Great Companions. It’s interspersed with some live performances, too.
“Singer-songwriterdom was more of an evolution than something that required a lot of fits and starts…”
We hope you enjoy meeting them all next week!