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Thursday, 13 November
The Reviews Are In!

And they're lukewarm! USA! USA! USA!

But in case you were wondering, I am wonderful.

Now,if you doubt my greatness, please know that I nicely play the unplayable. (scroll down)

But if neither of those raves convince you, just read this one, as it will surely make the case that I play someone named Willie!

It is clearly time to celebrate the unbelievableness that is . . . well . . . me. I sit here and await peeled grapes. GRAPE ME, MY LOVING PUBLIC!

*sits*

Hey, where did everyone go?


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Nice reviews. Forget the "Willie;" dwell on the "wonderful."

Hey, here's a grape.

Comment number: 003877   Posted by: Bet on November 13, 2003 08:38 AM from IP: 12.34.246.7

I don't know, depending on your outlook being noted as "Willie (Skot Kurruk)" in a review might be the highlight of your career. I'm not sure what outlook that would require, but I'm almost certain that you can reach that level with enough tequila and fellating.

Comment number: 003878   Posted by: ColdForged on November 13, 2003 08:49 AM from IP: 66.152.60.98

The reviews made ME want to see the play (perhaps this was not the intention of the first reviewer but his description made it interesting). And what does it matter as long as they spell your name right? (They did, I assume.) Anyway, you're famous!

I'm impressed you read your reviews...That seems like it would be hard to do.

Comment number: 003879   Posted by: Miel on November 13, 2003 10:39 AM from IP: 68.160.135.102

I'm impressed you read your reviews...That seems like it would be hard to do.

Ah, nothing to be impressed about. Reviews have never bothered me one way or another, but that's just because I'm very likely an asshole. There are plenty of actors who won't or don't read them at all.

Some reviews make for high comedy; a line from one I didn't bother to link to reads, "Jenny's semi-erotic attachment to her dad is the axis around which the play's conflicts revolve . . . "

This is such a fundamentally weird point of view that it sounds like a poor translation from Farsi or something. I mean, what?

Some people get upset about ridiculous crap like that. Me, I just kind of laugh. Lucky me, I guess.

Comment number: 003880   Posted by: Skot on November 13, 2003 10:52 AM from IP: 140.107.120.123

"'You're my sister, and I love you,' says Jenny's embittered, estranged brother Willie (Skot Kurruk, nicely playing the unplayable) in his first scene."

do you just say this to retha around the house sometimes?

Comment number: 003881   Posted by: judith on November 13, 2003 11:56 AM from IP: 64.140.53.132

Obviously, the reviewer has you confused with the immortal star of screen and stage, Willie Aames.

Comment number: 003882   Posted by: avogadro on November 13, 2003 12:12 PM from IP: 24.75.116.130

Better than Willie Brandt.

Or Eugene.

Comment number: 003883   Posted by: Snarky on November 13, 2003 01:18 PM from IP: 198.151.13.8

"GRAPE ME."

Grapes. Apes. Grape Ape. Big purple mattress.

I'm so confused.

Plus, I'm trying to figure out where and/or by what means your character "re-sent" his father, but that's another issue and one that is, I'm sure, entirely mine.

Or maybe I'm just reading that review's typo incorrectly. I blame the primates.

Comment number: 003884   Posted by: Mixmaster Mikey on November 13, 2003 01:43 PM from IP: 207.191.65.51

All I have to say about Regina Hackett's review is that anyone who cannot run spellcheck or have a peer edit their work should not be critiquing someone else's work.

In other news - congratulations on the good reviews for you, Skot. And your wife could channel worse than Joan of Arc. Would they have preferred Hitler, or perhaps Stalin?

But, you know, I'm cranky today.

Comment number: 003885   Posted by: Tracy on November 13, 2003 06:37 PM from IP: 24.136.221.1

About once a week or two, me and the fiancee sit down and read our pleasure blogs in one long sitting. You are one of them...and you are one funny motherfucka. Y'know, I think you and asshole would probably get along:
http://iasshole.shauny.org/

Plus we're all in the same city...mebbe I'll come see your play...how long is it running?

Comment number: 003886   Posted by: Daniel Talsky on November 13, 2003 09:13 PM from IP: 216.231.50.100

We have one more weekend after this, Daniel. Visit mirrorstage.org if you'd like more details.

Comment number: 003887   Posted by: Skot on November 14, 2003 11:01 AM from IP: 140.107.120.123

"Above average"! Wow!

Comment number: 003888   Posted by: kath on November 14, 2003 08:11 PM from IP: 142.167.33.14

The fact that your real name is Skot Kurruk is amazing. Either that or I'm not getting the joke.
Kudos on kicking ass as Willie :)

Comment number: 003889   Posted by: petrol on November 16, 2003 11:46 PM from IP: 67.36.184.150

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