The waiters are Italian and speak Italian. It’s so warm and friendly, and you can hear each other talk, which is unusual these days.
It’s so peaceful and beautiful, and it reminds me of New York. I love having breakfast or lunch there. I’ve never been to the Billy Wilder theater, isn’t that shameful?
I’m a member and I vote. I went to the movies there last Saturday, and I loved it. When actors get together we all tell stories of our experiences, and it’s fun.
I’ll call them and they’ll save me a booth. Whatever you’re in the mood for, they’ll have it. They’ve got good soups; it’s very unpretentious.
I played Winnie in Becket’s Happy Days at the Taper, and it was wonderful. We got great reviews. I’m very proud of that because Dame Peggy Ashcroft said playing Winnie is like playing Hamlet for a man. It’s that much of a challenge.
Sometimes my granddaughter and her boyfriend will get me a hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and onion, mmm. Some people have a Mac attack, I have an In-N-Out attack.
They have an outreach program for high school students, and they have a school. They double cast their plays, which is terrific. Certain nights one cast plays and then the other cast plays. It’s like insurance. They’re all working actors, so they don’t have to turn down jobs.
I go here when I have a very special occasion. You’re away from the hubbub,and it’s very quiet, and you almost feel like you’re in Venice or something. It’s away from everything, and the waiters are very charming, and the food is exquisite.
They have very original recipes. It’s good—it’s very good. I always love what I get. It’s warm and very friendly, and you can hear each other talk, which I think is a priority these days.
It’s not cheap, but it’s good Italian. The veal chop is really good.
Next spring I’m doing a play there. It’s a Becket play called End Game, and I’m doing it with two extraordinary actors, and one is coming in from Ireland.
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