This laugh-a-minute production outlines the antics of the infamously difficult actress as she takes an entire day to loop one line for a film she has recently finished. The wit abounds as Bankhead’s own notorious quotes are woven seamlessly throughout the dialogue.
Chad Allen as Danny Miller could be a little less wooden in his supporting role, but he still manages to hold his own against the powerhouse performance of the larger-than-life character he is up against.
The real treat here, however, is that just when you think the whole thing will be no more than a delivery of comedic one-liners, they offer a poignant and touching twist that turns the play into a wonderful evening of fun and feeling.
Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. For more information, visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org.