12.06.18

Christine Lahti & Daryl Roth Discuss "Gloria: A Life"

"Gloria: A Life" brings us a richly detailed tapestry about one of the most inspiring and remarkable women of our time. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Steinem's life’s work and philosophy on the necessity of conversation as a catalyst for change offer us all a path forward in a way that only live theater can. Written by Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann, and directed by visionary Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, this production celebrates a dynamic all-women cast featuring Christine Lahti, creative and producing team led by Daryl Roth. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own.

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>>> WELCOME TO BUILD! I'M DYLAN McGEE, FOUNDER OF McGEE MEDIA AND MAKERS GLORIA A LIFE BRINGS US A DETAILED TAPESTRY ABOUT ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING AND REMARKABLE WOMEN OF OUR TIME. WRITTEN BY EMILY MANN AND DIRECTED BY VISIONARY TONY AWARD WINNER DIANE PAULUS, GLORIA, A LIFE, CELEBRATES A DYNAMIC ALL-WOMEN CAST FEATURING CHRISTINE LAHTI AND A CREATIVE AND PRODUCING TEAM LED BY THE ONE AND ONLY DARYL ROTH. LET'S TAKE A LOOK. \M \M \M NOW YOU HAVE HEARD OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND HOW WE TRIED \M \M TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS, IF WE'RE ALL CREATED EQUAL \M \M THAT'S US, TOO, BUT YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT RECALL \M \M THAT IT'S NOT BEEN TOO LONG AT ALL SINCE WE EVEN \M \M HAD THE RIGHT TO CAST A VOTE, WELL, WE WERE SUFFERING UNTIL \M \M SUFFRAGE, NOT A WOMAN HERE COULD VOTE, NO MATTER \M \M WHAT AGE, THEN THE 19th AMENDMENT STRUCK DOWN THAT \M \M RESTRICTIVE RULE, YES THE 19th AMENDMENT STRUCK DOWN \M \M THAT RESTRICTIVE RULE \M [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> WELL, THE BUILD AUDIENCE WELCOMES YOU, DARYL, YOU, CHRISTINE, WHAT A THRILL TO BE HERE WITH YOU TWO TODAY. TALKING ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE ROLE YOU TWO PLAY. I LOVE IT. I DID AN HBO DOCUMENTARY ON GLORIA AS WE KNOW.

>> WHICH WE LOVE.

>> I WAS LIKE FORGET THE DOCUMENTARY, GO TO THE PLAY. JUST WATCHING, HAVING SPENT TIME WITH GLORIA, IT WAS LIKE THERE SHE WAS AGAIN, THERE'S A CLONE IN THE WORLD. THIS IS A GOOD THING. WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THE PLAY, ABOUT YOU TWO. AND WHEN WE DID THE HBO DOCUMENTARY, I REMEMBER PITCHING IT TO HBO AND THE HEAD OF HBO DOCS WENT INTO THE HALLWAY AND SAID "WHO KNOWS WHO GLORIA STY  -- STEINEM IS?" AND VERY FEW PEOPLE DID. SO CAN YOU TELL US IN YOUR WORDS WHO IS GLORIA STEINEM?

>> WELL, I WOULD SAY ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE DOING THIS PLAY IS BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SAID. I'M THE MOTHER OF THREE GRANDDAUGHTERS AND WHEN I'D ASKED THEM ABOUT GLORIA STEINEM, THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHO THAT WAS. AND I FELT IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL STORY TO TELL. AND ONE THAT WOULD BE INSPIRATIONAL IN THESE TIMES. GLORIA'S BEEN DOING THIS FOR SO MANY YEARS, LEADING THE WAY. SHE FOUND HER OWN VOICE IN THE MIDDLE OF HER LIFE AND IT'S SOMETHING FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TAKES TO BE YOUR OWN ACTIVIST AND BE ABLE TO ACTIVATE OTHERS AND TO BE ABLE TO ENCOURAGE OTHER PEOPLE TO TELL THEIR STORIES SO PART OF THE REASON WE WANTED TO DO THIS IS THAT AND THE OTHER GOOD REASON IS BECAUSE SHE CAME TO ME AND SAID, DO YOU THINK THIS WOULD MAKE AN INTERESTING PIECE OF THEATER? AND I SAID WHEN SHE WALKED INTO MY OFFICE, ANYTHING, I WILL DO ANYTHING AND FELT TRULY HONORED TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS.

>> AND THEN, CHRISTINE, THE PRESSURE PLAYING GLORIA STEINEM. WHAT DID THAT -- THE MOMENT YOU FIND OUT YOU'LL BE PLAYING THIS ROLE, HOW DOES THAT FEEL TO TAKE ON THAT ROLE OF GLORIA?

>> I DIDN'T FEEL PRESSURE. I FELT JUST A GREAT SENSE OF BEING HONORED -- AND I WAS SO THRILLED. GLORIA STEINEM SAVED MY LIFE. AS A WOMAN IN COLLEGE I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT FEMINISM AND THEN GLORIA STEINEM AND BETTY FRIDAN CHANGED MY LIFE AND IT BECAME MY LIFE JACKET THAT I WOULD USE TO NAVIGATE THROUGH A WORLD THAT I FOUND DIDN'T LIKE OR RESPECT WOMEN. EVERYDAY I AM GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL TO WOMEN LIKE GLORIA UPON WHOSE SHOULDERS I STAND. I'LL GET MY PRONOUNS RIGHT.

>> YOU'RE MELDING TOGETHER.

>> I GUESS WE ARE NOW. BUT SHE'S ALSO AN OLD FRIEND SO I DIDN'T FEEL NERVOUS, SHE WAS OPEN AND COLLABORATIVE AND WANTED TO TELL A STORY ABOUT, AS DARYL SAID, AN UNWOKE WOMAN WHO HAD A MESSED UP CHILDHOOD AND WANTED TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO THINK WELL, IF SHE CAN DO IT I CAN DO IT. IF SHE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD LIKE SHE HAS MAYBE I, WHO IS ALSO IMPERFECT AND, YOU KNOW, HAD A MESSED UP WHATEVER LIKE WE ALL HAVE, MAYBE I CAN HELP CHANGE THE WORLD.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS TO KNOW GLORIA IS TO LOVE -- WHAT'S AMAZING IS IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT GLORIA, IT'S ABOUT THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT.

>> IT WOULD HAVE TO BE BECAUSE THE PERSONAL STORY OF GLORIA IS SO MUCH ABOUT THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT.

>> AND GLORIA IS SUCH A PERSON OF HUMILITY. SHE ALWAYS SAYS IT'S ABOUT THE OTHER WOMEN THAT EXPIRED ME, MY EXPERIENCES, THE STORY OTHER WOMEN TOLD ME. SHE'S NOT ONE TO TAKE CREDIT FOR ANY OF THIS MAGNIFICENT JOURNEY SHE'S BEEN ON. SHE'S BEEN SO GRACIOUS THAT YOU ALMOST FEEL THE HUMILITY AND HAVE TO ADMIRE IT AND HOPEFULLY EMULATE IT WHEN YOU'RE WITH HER.

>> DON'T YOU LOVE HOW SHE CLAPS -- YOU DO IT IN THE PLAY, TOO. IT'S NOT ABOUT ME. SHE'S CLAPPING TO AL OF YOU.

>> SHE'S CLAPPING FOR THE AUDIENCE FOR COMING. SHE HAS THE BIGGEST HEART.

>> WAS SHE INVOLVED?

>> VERY.

>> TELL US ABOUT THAT.

>> WELL, THE BEGINNING WAS -- IF I CAN STEP BACK TO TELL YOU THE BEGINNING, SHE CAME TO ME, KATHY NAJIMY CAME WITH HER AND THEY TALKED ABOUT WHAT THEY THOUGHT WOULD BE A GOOD THEATER EXPERIENCE AND BASICALLY IT WAS TO TELL HER STORY, PARTS OF HER STORIES THAT SHE WANTED TO INCORPORATE AND WEAVE TOGETHER AS A PLAY AND THAT SHE WOULD PERFORM IT AS A ONE-PERSON SHOW. I TOOK IT TO LINCOLN CENTER THEATER AT THAT POINT BECAUSE THEY DO BEAUTIFUL WORK AND THE ONE-PERSON CONCEPT WAS SOMETHING THEY HAVE OFTEN DONE ON MONDAYS, SUNDAY NIGHT COMBINATION, WE THOUGHT GREAT. AND WE WANTED EMILY MANN TO WRITE IT AND THAT'S HOW WE BEGIN. AND WE DID IT. THE PLAY BECAME EVOLVED AND WE DID A READING OF IT AND GLORIA WAS VERY HAPPY THAT WE HAD DONE IT BUT SHE WAS NOT CERTAIN THAT IT WAS SOMETHING SHE WANTED TO DO AFTERALL. HERSELF. SO WE SAID NO PROBLEM, WE CAN FIND ACTORS TO DO IT. WE DIDN'T WANT TO LOSE THIS PROJECT. THEN DIANE PAULUS CAME INTO IT AND THE PLAY BECAME A PROPER PLAY. IT WAS NO LONGER A ONE-PERSON STORY TELLING EVENING, IT WAS A PROPER PLAY. AT THAT POINT WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD DO BETTER IN THE THEATER OFF BROADWAY, PERHAPS, THAT WE COULD EXPAND IT, THAT WE COULD RUN A PROPER EIGHT-PERFORMANCE WEEK AND SO WE WERE GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING LINCOLN CENTER DID TO GET IT BIRTHED SO TO SPEAK. AND GLORIA DECIDED SHE WANTED TO BE A PART OF IT BUT NOT IN.

>> BUT SHE IS IN IT.

>> SHE'S IN IT EVERY MOMENT.

>> CHRISTINE, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS, WHEN YOU SEE THIS PLAY, IT'S THE FINGERNAILS, IT'S THE WAY SHE DOES HER HAIR. YOU'VE EMBODIED HER BUT SO MUCH PHYSICALLY BUT ALSO THERE WAS -- I READ ABOUT GLORIA HAD THIS COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP WITH HER MOTHER WHO WAS MENTALLY ILL AND THAT THERE WAS A CONNECTION THERE. I'M CURIOUS TO HEAR ABOUT THAT.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS GLORIA AND I CONNECTED ABOUT WAS OUR MOTHERS. MY MOTHER I FELT ALSO HER SPIRIT WAS BROKEN BY THE PATRIARCHY AND THAT SHE WAS NEVER ABLE TO REALLY REALIZE HER FULL POTENTIAL BECAUSE OF THAT. MY MOTHER DID NOT SUFFER FROM THE ANXIETY DISORDER HER MOTHER DID BUT SHE WAS NEVERTHELESS CRUSHED, I THINK, HER SPIRIT SO I -- WHEN GLORIA AND I FIRST MET, WE TALKED FOR HOURS AND HOURS ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE BOTH FELT WE WERE LIVING THE UNLIVED LIVES OF OUR MOTHERS AND ON THAT EMOTIONAL WHAT I FELT THIS PLAY WAS ABOUT BECAUSE WE SHARE THAT AS WELL THAT THE FACT THAT OUR MOTHERS DID NOT GET TO HAVE THE LIVES THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE, COULD HAVE, WOULD HAVE HAD WERE IT NOT FOR THE PATRIARCHY, THAT HAS -- IS THE FULL FOR OUR ACTIVISM SO GLORIA GREW UP SEEING HER MOTHER DIDN'T MATTER SO SHE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL WOMEN MATTERED.

>> THERE'S A LINE ABOUT THAT IN THE PLAY, FOR THE UNLIVED LIVES OF OUR MOTHERS.

>> SPEAKING OF ALL WOMEN MATTERING. IT'S AN ALL-FEMALE ENSEMBLE AND BEHIND THE SCENES WAS ALSO A DECISION. DARYL, FROM "KINKY BOOTS" TO SEVEN PULITZER PRIZE WINNING PLAYS, IS THIS DIFFERENT FOR YOU? THAT SENSE?

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT KINDNESS. I'VE ALWAYS TRIED TO BRING WOMEN INTO MY CIRCLE BUT NOT ENTIRELY. FOR GLORIA IT FELT SIGNIFICANT TO HAVE AN ALL-WOMEN PRODUCING TEAM AND EVERYONE ON THE CREATIVE TEAM TO BE WOMEN. I THOUGHT IT WAS MY WAY OF HONORING EVERYTHING SHE'S DONE FOR US SO THAT WAS MY MISSION AND ACCOMPLISHED, CHECK. I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL. GENERALLY SPEAKING I TRY TO BRING WOMEN INTO WHATEVER IT IS I'M PRODUCING AND I FEEL THAT ALL WOMEN THAT ARE PRODUCING NOW HAVE TO HAVE THEIR DOORS OPEN AND INVITE PEOPLE IN AND ENCOURAGE OUR MALE COLLEAGUES TO MEET WITH THE WOMEN DESIGNING SOUND AND LIGHTS AND SETS AND COSTUMES. AND MEET THEM. SO THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE DOING THAT, THINK ABOUT WOMEN THAT MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T WORKED WITH BEFORE.

>> AND KUDOS TO SUSANNA BUILD. THERE WAS A FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER. I'M LOOKING AT THIS CAMERA RIGHT HERE. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO BE INTENTIONAL.

>> YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR MIND TO DO IT. IT BECOMES YOUR MISSION AND MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WILL DO IT WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT IT.

>> THE OTHER THING THAT WAS SO DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE AND -- I MEAN, THEATER IS MEANT TO BE EXPERIENCED AND -- YOU DO SOMETHING VERY INTERESTING AT THE END CALLED THE TALKING CIRCLE AND I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH IN AN EARLY PRODUCTION SO THE PLAY ENDS AND CHRISTINE OPENS IT UP TO THE AUDIENCE TO GIVE US FEEDBACK ON THE PLAY, OR WHAT ARE YOU FEELING. HOW HAS THAT WORKED OUT? WERE THERE MOMENTS THAT STAND OUT THAT MOVED YOU?

>> SO MANY MOMENTS. IT'S THE MOST INSPIRING THING BECAUSE NORMALLY YOU DO A PLAY AND GO HOME AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW YOU'VE TOUCHED SOMEBODY. AND PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE PLAY BEING TRANSFORMATIVE FOR THEIR LIVES AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT GLORIA ARE TALKING ABOUT MAYBE I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. MAYBE MY VOICE DOES MATTER. AND MEN WHO ARE WEEPING SAYING I'VE STRUGGLED SO LONG WITH THIS MADE UP MASCULINE ASSIGNMENT THAT I'M SUPPOSED TO FULFILL AND IT NEVER FELT REAL TO ME AND I'M WEEPING AND I KNOW I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A FEMINIST BUT I AM BUT IT'S BEEN REMARKABLE AND INSPIRING.

>> WHERE DID THAT IDEA COME FROM?

>> THAT WAS GLORIA.

>> SO GLORIA.

>> BUT SHE ALWAYS LOVED THE IDEA OF PEOPLE COMMUNICATING IN A CIRCLE. AND I THINK THAT CONCEPT -- SHE'S ALSO SAID PEOPLE ARE LINKED, NOT RANKED SO THAT GIVES YOU A VERY EQUAL FEELING. BUT IT WAS SUPPORTED WHOLEHEARTEDLY BY OUR DIRECTOR DIANE PAULUS WHO HAS ALSO DONE TALKING CIRCLES AT A.R.T. WHERE SHE'S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR. SO IT WAS THE PERFECT SYNERGY. WE WANTED THAT. AND WE ALSO FELT THAT WILL THE PLAY DOESN'T END AT THE END OF THE PLAY. THE PLAY PUSHES OPEN THE DOOR FOR A CONVERSATION, WHICH IS WHAT ACT TWO IS. IT'S MORE THAN A TALKBACK. WE DON'T EVEN CALL IT A TALKBACK. IT'S A CIRCLE ON CONVERSATION AND MANY WOMEN HAVE SAID -- MANY WOMEN AND MEN HAVE SAID HOW CATHARTIC IT WAS. IT'S ALMOST CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING AND PEOPLE ARE SAYING THINGS THEY CAN'T BELIEVE THEY'RE SAYING BUT SOMETHING IS TOUCHED. A BUTTON IS PUSHED?

>> IT'S WHAT MAKES THEATER THEATER. SO OFTEN THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF TODAY THERE'S MEDIA EVERYWHERE BUT YOU DON'T GET PEOPLE IN THE ROOM TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING. AND YOU'RE SO INSPIRED THAT IT'S THIS REALLY POWERFUL -- AS AN AUDIENCE MEMBER I CAN BRAG ABOUT WHAT IT IS THAT YOU'VE DONE.

>> AND THE MAIN PART OF IT, TOO, IS ONCE THEY LEAVE THE THEATER TO TAKE SOMETHING WITH THEM. THINK ABOUT WHAT I CAN DO TOMORROW, WHAT IS THE ACTIVISM I CAN PUNCH UP IN MY OWN LIFE. WE ALL GET THAT INSPIRATION AND THE TALKING CIRCLE WORKS BEAUTIFULLY AND YOU TAKE PART OF IT WITH YOU.

>> I WANT TO ASK YOU ONE MORE QUESTION BEFORE WE MOVE. IT GOES SO FAST, SO MUCH TO COVER. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT STRUCK ME, AND HERE WE ARE, THREE WHITE WOMEN STANDING HERE, BUT THE PLAY IS SO MUCH ABOUT GLORIA'S CONNECTION WITH BLACK WOMEN AND HOW -- AND THE ROLE THEY PLAYED IN SHAPING THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT. FLO KENNEDY, DOROTHY PITMAN HUGHES. TALK ABOUT THAT.

>> IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF US TO PORTRAY THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SECOND WAVE OF FEMINISM BECAUSE THE MEDIA GOT IT ALL WRONG BECAUSE OF RACISM AND THEY TRIED TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER AND YET GLORIA LEARNED FEMINISM FROM BLACK WOMEN AND THOSE TWO IN PARTICULAR, DOROTHY PIT MONO HUGHES AND FLO KENNEDY, BLACK WOMEN -- SHE ALWAYS TALKS ABOUT HOW THEY DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE OF BEING UNWOKE. IT WAS LIKE YOU'RE BLACK, YOU'LL BE OPPRESSED AND YOU'RE A WOMAN SO IT'S DOUBLE JEOPARDY. THERE WASN'T THE WORD INTERSECTIONAL BACK THEN. AND IT WAS -- FOR HER IT WAS A NO BRAINER. WELL, OF COURSE I'LL LEARN FROM BLACK WOMEN BECAUSE THEY'RE WAY AHEAD OF THE GAME. THEY NEVER GOT TO GET THE GOODIES OF WHAT IT MEANT TO BE PRIVILEGED AND WHITE. THERE WERE NEVER THOSE GOODIES AS A WOMAN SO THEY HAVE BEEN SO WOKE AND SUCH FEMINISTS FROM THE BEGINNING.

>> SO POWERFUL. I WONDER IF YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET THE AUDIENCES TO BE DIVERSE.

>> MORE AND MORE. WE'RE WORKING HARD AT THAT. WE CERTAINLY HAVE MANAGED TO FIND DIVERSITY IN THE GENERATIONS AND WE'RE WORKING REALLY HARD TO ENCOURAGE AND WELCOME EVERYONE TO COME IN. WE'VE HAD A WONDERFUL PROGRAM CALLED THE HOPE-A-HOLICS. GLORIA MADE UP THAT WORD BY SAYING I AM A HOPE-A-HOLIC. SO WE STARTED THIS PROGRAM AND WHAT IT IS ARE PEOPLE THAT SEE THE SHOW, BECOME INSPIRED AND ARE WILLING TO UNDERWRITE STUDENT GROUPS TO SEE THE SHOW AND WE'VE HAD GREAT SUCCESS. AND WE'RE GOING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS AND SOME PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PEOPLE COME OUT TO SEE THE SHOW THANKS TO THE HOPE-A-HOLICS.

>> ANOTHER GLORIA CLAP FOR THAT. SO LET'S OPEN IT UP. QUESTION, WHERE IS THE FIRST QUESTION?

>> HI, THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU. DO REGARDING FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY, I WAS WONDERING HOW YOU THINK FEMINISM HAS EVOLVED TODAY TO BE INTERSECTIONAL AND IF NOT WHAT WORK DO YOU THINK STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE?

>> WHY DON'T YOU TAKE THAT?

>> I'LL BE HAPPY TO. MY DAUGHTER, WHO IS 25, TAUGHT ME ABOUT INTERSECTIONALITY BECAUSE, AGAIN, IT WASN'T A WORD WE FOCUSED ON BUT IT WAS ALREADY ORGANICALLY INCLUSIVE. AS GLORIA SAYS, IF IT'S WHITE FEMINISM, IT'S NOT FEMINISM BECAUSE FEMINISM MEANS EQUALITY OF EVERYBODY, MALE AND FEMALE. BUT I THINK THE FOCUS ON IT IS CRITICAL AND IMPORTANT. LIKE MY DAUGHTER SELF-IDENTIFIES AS A RADICAL INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST AND SHE SAID WHEN I SAY FEMINIST THAT I INCLUDE INTERSECTIONAL AND I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT AND I APPLAUD YOUNG PEOPLE TAKING THAT ON. WE AS WHITE WOMEN HAVE A LOT TO LEARN FROM OUR BLACK SISTERS. I'M ASSUMING YOU'RE AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST.

>> WE ALL ARE, RIGHT?

>> WE ALL ARE.

>> NEXT QUESTION.

>> HI. I WAS JUST WONDERING THROUGHOUT THE GREATER CONTACT OF THE SHOW WHAT HAVE AUDIENCES TAKEN AWAY AS A MESSAGE FROM IT OVERALL?

>> I THINK PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN AWAY THE MESSAGE TOMORROW ACTIVATE. PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN AWAY THE IDEA OF CONVERSING WITH PEOPLE AND HAVING A REAL CONVERSATION THAT CAN LEAD TO CHANGE. GLORIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PROPONENT OF THAT. I THINK PEOPLE FEEL IN THIS AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA THAT IT'S SO REFRESHING TO TALK TO ANOTHER PERSON FACE TO FACE OVER A CUP OF COFFEE AND EXCHANGE IDEAS, TRY TO CHANGE MINDS WHERE MINDS ARE NEEDING CHANGE, RIGHT? I THINK THAT YOU JUST FEEL EMPOWERED IN SOME GENTLE WAY TO NOT LEAVE THE THEATER AND BE THE LOUDEST VOICE BUT LEAVE THE THEATER AND BE A VOICE. WHETHER IT'S YOUR OWN VOICE OR LISTENING TO SOMEONE ELSE'S. SO I THINK IT'S HELPED PEOPLE WAKE UP AND REALIZE THAT ALL OF US CAN DO SOMETHING TO MOVE FORWARD IN WHATEVER WAY AND WHATEVER AREA IS IMPORTANT TO YOU.

>> WHEN I LEFT, I SAID I'VE GOT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS PLAY AND WE NEED EVERYONE TO GO.

>> THANK YOU.

>> BEFORE WE END THIS, I HAVE ONE FUN GAME, CHRISTINE, I'M GOING TO PUT YOU THROUGH BECAUSE YOU'RE FRIENDS WITH GLORIA, YOU'VE PLAYED GLORIA, BUT HOW WELL DO YOU REALLY KNOW GLORIA? SO I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS AND I KNOW THE ANSWERS BECAUSE GLORIA GAVE THEM TO ME SO WE'LL SEE IF YOU GET THEM RIGHT. RAPID ROUND. HERE WE GO. MONTH YOU WERE BORN.

>> I HAVE NO IDEA.

>> OKAY. I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE WARMUP BUT WE'LL -- OKAY. THAT'S MARCH. TOWN YOU WERE BORN IN.

>> TOLEDO.

>> TOLEDO, CORRECT.

>> WHAT TALENT WERE YOU GOING TO USE TO GET OUT OF TOLEDO.

>> TAP DANCING.

>> CORRECT. THIS IS A HARD ONE, I DIDN'T KNOW. COLLEGE MAJOR?

>> OH, UM -- POLITICAL SCIENCE.

>> DING, DING, DING. CORRECT. HEADLINE YOU CONSIDER TO BE A LOW PART OF YOUR CAREER.

>> "PLAYBOY" BUNNY.

>> YES, CORRECT. WHAT WAS YOUR COLUMN IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE.

>> THE CITY POLITICS.

>> SHE'S GOOD. FAVORITE ACCESSORY?

>> OH, THOSE RINGS, THOSE BIG RINGS.

>> YES, CORRECT. OKAY. WHO PERFORMED THE CEREMONY AT HER WEDDING? YOUR WEDDING. BECAUSE YOU'RE GLORIA.

>> OH, WILMA MANKILLER'S HUSBAND. NO, SHE DID IT.

>> WILMA MANKILLER DID IT.

>> CLOSE ENOUGH, RIGHT.

>> TWO MORE. FINISH YOUR QUOTE, GLORIA. "THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE, BUT FIRST --"

>> "IT WILL PISS YOU OFF."

>> AND FINAL BUT NOT LAST, YOUR FAVORITE SAYING IS BLANK-TASTIC.

>> FAN-EFFING-TASTIC.

>> DARYL AND CHRISTINE, THANK YOU BOTH! THANK YOU ALL.

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