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Lisa Emery Makes a Triple Play in 'Lonely, I'm Not'

3 May 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Veteran actor Lisa Emery moves seamlessly from playing an efficient job interviewer to a well-meaning but slightly intrusive mother to a beleaguered Latvian domestic in Paul Weitz's play, "Lonely, I'm Not," now running Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre. The drama with comic elements centers on a troubled young couple (played by Topher Grace and Olivia Thirlby) finding connection in a world where disconnection is the operative word.Tackling multiple roles is not new to Emery. In "Jackie," a comic piece on former First Lady Jacqueline Onassis with masks and puppetry, Emery had far more involved changes. She recalls dashing on to the stage at one performance without donning her wig. "I was on stage in a head cap and someone was tapping my head," Emery notes with a laugh. "I ran off stage to get my wig, but they wouldn't let me come back on stage. After being in 'Jackie'. »

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