8. Michaela Petro, 'Old Times' at Strawdog Theatre

Most actresses who play Anna in Harold Pinter's sensual, three-character drama about affairs past and present conjure up an articulate seductress. Michaela Petro certainly seduced -- did she ever -- but she also showed us both sides of an intensely complicated character who is, and has always been, mostly alone and terrified about what will happen to her next. Younger than most in this role, Petro seemed to telescope time and show us the transience of glamour, and a woman whose big words and bigger games are merely masking the most primal of fears. It was a formidable piece of acting from a young performer who has yet to get the attention she deserves.
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Up next: </b>Appearing in February in WildClaw Theatre¿s production of 'Kill Me.'

Most actresses who play Anna in Harold Pinter's sensual, three-character drama about affairs past and present conjure up an articulate seductress. Michaela Petro certainly seduced -- did she ever -- but she also showed us both sides of an intensely complicated character who is, and has always been, mostly alone and terrified about what will happen to her next. Younger than most in this role, Petro seemed to telescope time and show us the transience of glamour, and a woman whose big words and bigger games are merely masking the most primal of fears. It was a formidable piece of acting from a young performer who has yet to get the attention she deserves.

Up next: Appearing in February in WildClaw Theatre┬┐s production of 'Kill Me.'

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