CUE & A REVISITED: What Performance Did You Attend That You Will Never Forget?; 70 Actors Respond

By Playbill Staff
03 Jan 2013

Madison Dirks

Madison Dirks
August: Osage County at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theater in Chicago, 2007.

Daniel Jenkins
James Earl Jones and Mary Alice in Fences. I moved downstairs for the second act and was blown away.

And - my dad again - watching Cuckoo's Nest as a youngster. I couldn't stand up for the ovation because I was so affected by it.

Gerard Canonico
A performance of August: Osage County. I saw it with my good friend Jenna Ushkowitz. At the end of each act, we clenched each other's arms and let out all the air and noise we had been bottling up because of how incredible the play was.

The ensemble performing it was breathtaking. I'll never forget it. Also I still remember snippets of seeing Beauty and the Beast with my parents and being AMAZED by it at age 5.