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Miss Witherspoon Or It's a Wonderful Afterlife. After her suicide, cantankerous Veronica (Kristine Nielsen) meets a Hindu spirit guide (Mahira Kakkar) who...Miss Witherspoon Or It's a Wonderful Afterlife. After her suicide, cantankerous Veronica (Kristine Nielsen) meets a Hindu spirit guide (Mahira Kakkar) who...2005-12-02Lynda Gravatt

Miss Witherspoon

Starring: Kristine Nielsen; Starring: Lynda Gravatt; Director: Christopher Durang; Author: Christopher Durang; Opening Date: 11/29/2005

Or It’s a Wonderful Afterlife. After her suicide, cantankerous Veronica (Kristine Nielsen) meets a Hindu spirit guide (Mahira Kakkar) who calls in Jesus and Gandalf — yes, that Gandalf — to help cleanse Veronica’s ”brown tweed” aura. (Playwright Christopher Durang has a very, er, inclusive comedic aesthetic.) The actors sometimes slip into SNL-style caricature, but Nielsen’s nuanced performance holds Miss Witherspoon together, as she nimbly (and hilariously) navigates Veronica’s reincarnations, including a jabbering baby and a carefree canine.

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