Gilda Radner wasn't a comedian that I had much of an opinion about one way or another before I saw this show--I wasn't a big fan of or a a hater against her. Helena Cosentino's top-notch solo performance that celebrates Gilda's life, death, attitude and comedy is so good it made me into a Gilda fan.
That's clearly the goal. Helena is a life-long Gilda fan (admitted so as part of the show) and this play is clearly her way of both celebrating that admiration of Gilda's talent and helping to raise money to fight the cancer that ended Gilda's life far too soon.
Using a combination of storytelling and her own interpretations of Gilda's characters, Helena does a really stellar job of bringing us into Gilda's life and help us see her unique ...