So… Tomorrow night I’m going to go see Romeo and Juliet at the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory and that got me thinking about West Side Story. And THAT got me thinking about one of my favorite Secondary Characters… Anita.
From: West Side Story
Produced: 1957 Broadway Premier / 1961 Film
Pros: feisty, spicy, self confident, beautiful, great dancer, great singer, realistic, loyal, great friend, gutsy,
Cons: A bit abrasive, assertive, and hardly a saint.
Least Shining Moment: When the Jets verbally, physically (and very nearly sexually) abuse her she lies to them (and thru them Tony) and tells them Maria is dead, setting up the tragic closing scenario. But that’s really on the Jets.