THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee and Patti Issues Star Robin De Jesus Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
04 Sep 2013


Eartha Kitt in The Wild Party


"Eartha made a living playing Eartha, but in The Wild Party she let vulnerable Eartha Mae come out, and it was so endearing and yet so fierce. I'm gonna brag a bit but I feel so lucky that I got to work with Eartha on a few workshops and readings of a show, and she was an amazing woman. After a year or more of doing readings, she willingly and very openly spoke to us about being blacklisted during the McCarthy years, being an actress of color pre-civil rights....and she was funny."