Monday, August 06, 2012
"One Night With Janice Joplin": a reprise of the good old days
The Allen Theater in the Cleveland Playhouse on Euclid St. airs “One Night With Janice Jopilin” with Mary Bridget Davies playing Janice, singing and with monologues. Here is the Playhouse link.
On Sunday night, the show is early, and I arrived, randomly, just two minutes late for the box office computer to sell me a ticket. Nevertheless, there is a log on YouTube that displays Janice’s lifetime or work. Some of the songs, which recall my own boyhood summers in Ohio in the 50s are “One Night Stand”, “To Love Somebody”, “Me and Boby McG” (like the TV thriller director?), and “Piece of My Heart”. No, there's no "Long Tall SallY", like we used to play in farmhouse. That was pre-draft Elvis.
Cleveland.com talks with Randy Johnson and Davies on YouTube here.
Of course, the run of the Janice Joplin reprise echoes the presence of the huge "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" (or "Rock Hall") the Erie lakefront, link.