Mandi Bierly
September 01, 2009 AT 04:30 PM EDT

“Some of the most beautiful, painful, thought-provoking, funny, emotionally resonant monologues in film history have been delivered by the incomparable, two-time Oscar winner, Meryl Streep. Tonight, they’ll be delivered by…men.” File this under ideas we wish we would have thought of (for a Slezak video series). The all-male company will perform choice scenes from Streep’s movies at LA’s bang.™ comedy theater on Sept. 5. Were I a man and someone who doesn’t get performance anxiety when asked to do a voice for The Doll Bachelor, I would take on the eulogy she delivers in Out of Africa (embedded below). It’s all about the shaking hand over the grave and the silent walk off stage. Chills if done correctly; laughter if done poorly. Either way, enjoyable.

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