You remember the famed swan dress that Björk wore at the Oscars, which caused so much furor and chatter it was like the original Angelina’s leg.
Well, singer/comic/actor Lea DeLaria is wearing a facsimile of it in a new play called Out of Iceland.
I ran into Lea the other day and she told me, “I play Thor, a figment of the imagination of one of the characters.”
(The press release describes Thor as “Iceland’s flamboyant troll.”)
“I’m a man — or a woman,” Lea added.
“Indeterminate gender?” I asked.
“Yes,” she responded. “That’s a joke in the script.
“The play is very Beetlejuice meets Bugs Bunny.
“Anyway, they go from a cabin to a volcano in Iceland, and I come out in a swan dress and sing ‘Bali Hai’ in Icelandic. I’ve been rehearsing it for two weeks.”
Hmm. This sounds way more fun than Out of Africa.