One of the great things about living in LA is that there are a number of small theaters where you get to see some of the real talent in Hollywood, actors and actresses who moved here for the right reasons — they love their craft and hope to find a career by following their bliss. Last weekend, I had the chance to see one such talent, a friend of mine performing in her play Stages at the Hudson Mainstage Theater, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM, now through July 9.
A graduate of Williams College like me, Abigail Solomon has performed on stage and screen. Last year, she had a recurring role on Day of Our Lives. Her role in Mr. & Mrs. Smith may well have helped generate some recent tabloid headlines. You see, Abby was holding a baby at the party Brad and Angelina attended in the early part of the flick. Surely, seeing the smile on this young woman’s face encouraged these lovers to have a child of their own.
This is your chance to see, on stage, in person, the actress whose convincing portrayal of a young mother inspired the latest Hollywood headlines.
Abby is even better on stage than she is on screen, showing a full range of emotions as her character balances career, friendship, romance and memories of a lost friend. The rest of the cast is similarly gifted, particularly Ryan Michelle Bath. A SAG Award nominee for Lackwanna Blues and Good Fences as well as on ER.