Thursday, October 2

“The sex scenes are a little bit weird,” said Ann Liv Young of her new show at the Kitchen, The Bagwell in Me, in which she portrays not only George and Martha Washington but one of their slaves. (The forward march of theater stops for no Wall Street meltdown!) “I tried to find nitty-gritty dirt, but no one wants to write that about George Washington, so you have to make it up,” she said. (Can we interest you in the vice presidency?) She called her play “hyperdramatic, hypercheesy. I have to think old, Southern, fake British accent.” (Think Madonna, late country estate period.) Later, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pops up—boing!—at the glittering New York Women’s Foundation Fall Gala at Gotham Hall, presenting awards for good work on behalf of womankind to the ageless Iman, and to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and his wife, Nicole Seligman, who represented Bill Clinton at his impeachment trial and now works for Sony. (The former counts as a good deed for women…) Co-chairs include Somers Farkas, Diana Taylor—better half of the mayor—and Grace Hightower De Niro, better half of, you know …

[The Bagwell in Me, the Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, 8 p.m., 212-255-5793; New York Women’s Foundation Fall Gala, Gotham Hall, Broadway at 36th Street, 6:30 p.m., 212-763-8590]

mbryan@observer.com

Thursday, October 2