written and performed bySpalding Gray

Beaumont Theater

On Sunday and Monday nights when Juan Darién was not playing, LCT's favorite son, Spalding Gray, performed his one-man show, IT'S A SLIPPERY SLOPE. The title refers to his learning to ski for the first time at age 53, but in a larger sense, he's also getting at the slipperiness of adjusting to middle age and some major life changes (his father died, his wife and he divorced, and his new girlfriend recently gave birth to his first child). As a result, IT'S A SLIPPERY SLOPE was darker than monologues such as Gray's Anatomy and Monster in a Box, but it was nonetheless infused with Spalding's familiar self-effacing humor and sharp wit.