April 20, 2012
Is it the sharply written script by acclaimed playwright David Mamet, or the show’s three leading ladies, who are among Philadelphia’s most entertaining actresses: Grace Gonglewski, Suzanne O’Donnell and Caroline Dooner?
Any way you look at it, the play promises to be a winner. Mamet, whose works include American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow, is known for his distinct rhythmic writing style. His plays often have strong male characters; however, with Boston Marriage, it’s ladies night.
This being a Mamet production, there are plenty of plot twists, and this play starts with a doozy: the story centers around two lesbian lovers living in 19th Century America. This is the Victorian era, so discretion is a necessity, but that doesn’t stop the pair from engaging in devious endeavors that lead to raucous events that could land them in jail.
There’s much witty repartee, and with this cast, you know it’ll be whip sharp. Toss in caustic class warfare and you’ve got one glorious satire.
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1812 Productions’ Boston Marriage
Where: Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street
When: April 26-May 20
More info: www.1812productions.org