Playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse located at 150 West 65th Street at Lincoln Center. It runs two hours five minutes with one intermission. The play closes on January 5, 2014.
Bruce Norris (playwright) won the Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, London’s Olivier Award and Evening Standard Award for his play “Clybourne Park” (2011).
Laura Metcalf was nominated for a Tony Award for “The Other Place” (2013) and “November” (2008). She won three Emmys for “Roseann” in 1994, 1993 and 1992.
Jeff Goldblum was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2005 for “Will & Grace” and an Academy Award in 1966 for live action short film.
Robin de Jesus was nominated for a Tony Award for La Cage aux Follies” (2011) and “In the Heights” (2008).
Mary Beth Pells was nominated for a Tony Award for the “King and I” (1985).
Bill (Jeff Goldblum) and Judy (Laura Metcalf) are at a press conference to announce his resignation. He hems and haws at coming to the point. We find out in the course of the play why he resigned. He searches the internet looking for sites for prostitutes. The scandal comes to light when the hooker he was with hits her head on the corner of the bed. She is in a coma in the hospital. Bill said it was an accident he was the one who called 911.
Bill's life falls apart with his wife and children. He is a gynecologist by profession. Bill gets a job in the clinic he founded but none of the clients want him to touch them.
It all takes place in a two year span and you find out what happen to them. Among the things we find out are Judy and Bill’s relationship and how they met. How the lives of their children are affected by the scandal, etc. The etc. you will have to see the show.
The show is in the round. Cast members bring out the props.
This an outstanding cast. Some of the actors play several roles.
Jeff Goldblum is so convincing as the weasel husband, you want to slap his face. He did a good job.
Laura Metcalf is compelling as the hurt wife. You feel for her.
You might say this is a subject that we have seen and heard of so much in the past couple years. Clinton, Weiner, Spitzer are among the few. Why bother seeing it. Well do, it’s worth seeing it. It is a well done show.
The only problem is when you get a tickets you make sure your seat are center stage. Since it‘s in the round you might miss some of the cast, depending where they are on stage and you are sitting. I found an empty seat in the front after Act 1 and I’m glad I changed. The play had more meaning when you get to every ones face.
Review By Rozanna Radakovich.
Photos by Annazor.
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