Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1988
SEX WORKER ROLE
Loë Rieman in The Singing Forest 2009
Character Is A Phone Sex Operator
Olympia Dukakis in The Singing Forest 2009
“The Singing Forest” is a play by Craig Lucas (not to be confused with the film of the same name). The plotline would take too long to explain as it needs to be more straightforward and concise. I can say that Dukakis plays Loë, a Jewish phone sex operator. During World War II, her character fled Austria and came to America. But before she escapes, Loë sets off a chain of events that would come back to haunt her in the present day.
The New York Times wrote of Olympia’s performance:
“Ms. Dukakis’s Loë is a dryly funny portrait of a troubled woman who ignores her glaring psychic flaws by immersing herself in other people’s.”
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