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October 21, 2005

Meet Amanda Peet

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How is it that certain stars are appealing while others remain disagreeable, in the minds of the great majority of people?

One of those elusive — albeit, not Eleusinian — mysteries.

Everyone — women as well as men — likes Amanda Peet.

I challenge anyone who doesn't to watch "Saving Silverman," "Whipped," or "The Whole Nine Yards" and then say she still doesn't.

Anyway, Ms. Peet headlines the upcoming fifth annual production of "The 24 Hour Plays" next Monday evening.

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Lawrence Van Gelder featured the upcoming dramafest in his "Arts, Briefly" column in the October 12 New York Times; from his piece:

    The real–life drama starts at 10 p.m. on October 23 [Sunday], when six writers, six directors and 24 actors gather at the American Airlines Theater before the writers go off to a nearby hotel, each to write a 10–minute play.

    At 7 a.m. the next day, the directors return and read the plays, and each chooses one.

    The casts meet at 8 a.m. to read and rehearse.

    At 8 p.m. the curtain rises on the six new productions.

Now, a girl like Amanda Peet doesn't come cheaply — it'll cost you $250 for preferred seating and an invite to the VIP cast party after the show.

There'll be lots of other actors there in case Ms. Peet doesn't float your boat, among them Rosie Perez, Kate Burton, Rachel Dratch, Adam Pascal, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Tracie Thoms, Cheyenne Jackson, Andrew McCarthy, Ben Shenkman, Alan Tudyk, Elizabeth Berkley, Ally Sheedy, Cady Huffman, Kathryn Erbe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Anthony Mackie, Charlotte d'Amboise, Andre Royo, John G. Connolly, William Sadler, and Ashlie Atkinson.

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The American Airlines Theater is at 227 West 42nd Street in New York City; 212-868-4444; www.smarttix.com.

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You're forgetting the best one of them all, Something's Gotta Give.

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Oct 21, 2005 4:22:54 PM

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