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"Marrying George Clooney" book (chick lit)

Post by Katiedot on Sun Jan 22 2012, 05:12

There was a chick lit book published a year or two ago called Marrying George Clooney. I guess the author (or publisher) is still desperately trying to get George's attention.

With that in mind, here's this video (found by Lolo) which I guess is part of the promo plan:


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Re: "Marrying George Clooney" book (chick lit)

Post by melbert on Sun Jan 22 2012, 05:18

alrighty then...

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Post by it's me on Sun Jan 22 2012, 10:24

she seems funny! lol

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Post by Dexterdidit on Sun Jan 22 2012, 10:33

Well it would have to be fiction now wouldn't it. Maybe she is hoping for a sequel Divorcing George Clooney.....LOL

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Re: "Marrying George Clooney" book (chick lit)

Post by sisieq on Wed Jan 25 2012, 23:21

Its going to be a play -

Wednesday, January 25 2012

"Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From A Midlife Crisis" opens at The CAP21 Theatre on Wednesday February 29 and runs through Saturday March 24. Performances will be at 7:00 PM Wednesday through Saturday and will be directed by Frank Ventura.

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Post by it's me on Wed Jan 25 2012, 23:27

unspoken promises?!

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Post by laetval on Fri Sep 21 2012, 20:11

I know I'm late but anyone saw in theatre "Marrying George Clooney : Confessions from a Midlife crisis"

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In a culture that glorifies youth and seeks to prevent and hide aging, it is rare that we see a show devoted entirely to women over fifty. CAP21’s current production of Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis tells the story of three women who share both individual and collective stories about daily life after menopause. Told as a series of monologues and dialogues about everything from Googling old boyfriends to taking care of aging parents to fantasizing about how they each might come to marry George Clooney, three actresses take us through the less discussed aspects of women of a certain age.

The story is adapted from Amy Ferris’s memoir of the same name, making the collection of scenes feel personal even when they have an obvious theatricality. The stories cover a broad range of material, but the show sometimes seems like a series of scenes and sometimes has aspects of a linear narrative. There are some very funny moments, especially for a specific demographic, but I do not think that the show feels like a completed piece of work just yet.

Oftentimes I have not had the exact experiences of the characters in a piece of theatre, but this does not mean that I cannot sympathize with them. Though I could connect with the three women in Marrying George Clooney, I also had a distinct feeling that this show catered to a certain collection of experiences and behaviors that characterize the “average” middle-aged white woman in the US today.

There is a specific audience in mind for this show, and I believe that the subject matter is important to have available the theatergoing public. Actresses Eliza Ventura, Meghan Duffy, and Colleen Zenk play the characters known only as Woman 1, Woman 2, and Woman 3. They each bring a different type of mature woman to life, creating a dynamic along the lines of what would happen if Diane Keaton, Megan Mullally, and Rue McClanahan got together to chat.

In terms of acting, the performances are a little uneven, which is due to both Frank Ventura’s direction and the script itself. Duffy is the standout, and her solid comic timing and sustained energy make her easy to watch all the way through. Ventura’s decision to play up both Zenk’s theatricality and Ventura’s underplayed acting, which are both part and parcel with their characters, makes for a play that cannot quite decide on one style.

This inability to commit to a particular theatrical world is continued by the design of the play. Jon Knust’s scenic design covers the stage with a series of green digital numbers reminiscent of The Matrix. Along with three TVs, which aid the actors in their storytelling by providing images that supplement the verbal descriptions, the set is set in a very technological, modern world that is only referenced a few times.

The digital screens, over-literal sound effects, and non-linear plot would all make for interesting choices in isolation, but put together the show seems to be performing its own midlife crisis. An interesting concept, in practice the piece does not quite come together in the way that other memoir-to-play transitions have.

In the meantime, the play is a place for women of, or over, a certain age to see themselves represented on stage, which is important in my opinion. The camaraderie on stage is even replicated between performers and audience members. This is evident in the moments where the intimate conversational aspect of the piece allows for and encourages audience participation in a friendly and relaxed way.

These moments of connection also lead into the thematic shift from the lives of these three women to their relationships with their mothers over time. This is a change that brings in experiences from shopping with a mother as a young girl to dealing with an aging mother with dementia. These are experiences that a much broader range of audience members might have had, and it was these moments that were the most effective for me.

All in all, Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis is a play characterized much more by the second half of its title. If this idea appeals to you for a show, then you should certainly go see this production. If that does not sound like your idea of a fun night, then you can’t say the show didn’t warn you. Either way, I am happy that there is a space for women to perform their own post-menopausal-modernism.

Link photos : Marrying George Clooney Production Photos

And here : Marrying George Clooney Rehearsal Photos

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Re: "Marrying George Clooney" book (chick lit)

Post by it's me on Fri Sep 21 2012, 21:13

Thumbs up!

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Post by janieb on Sun Sep 23 2012, 04:13

She's a soap opera actress from, I think, Another World. Pretty funny stuff!

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Post by it's me on Sun Sep 23 2012, 09:58

sounds so real
a honest piece
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