Friday, September 22, 2006


The bloggers got together and decided to post a three play preview of what they want to see in the fall. I am participating.

I took a look at the major theatres and there are two plays I’d really love to see. I’m sure there are tons of downtown or indie theatre shows that I will want to see and I’ll get the email and go but I have to say I could only find 2 off broadways shows I was interested in seeing.

Sarah Ruhl’s Clean House—a play that I want to see but can’t really afford. 70 bucks! Maybe they have student rush.

In this poignant comedy, Matilde, a young Brazilian woman, is hired by Lane and her husband Charles—two busy, high-powered physicians—as the housekeeper of their suburban home. Unfortunately, Matilde hates to clean. She prefers trying to dream up the funniest joke in the world. Lane’s sister, Virginia, however, loves to clean and, in a secret deal with Matilde, arranges to take care of the cleaning behind Lane’s back, an arrangement just too perfect to last. At the same time, Charles meets the free-spirited Ana, whose passion evokes a soulful grace in everyone it touches, and casts a wonderfully surreal spell over The Clean House

Adrift in Macao at Primary Stages

Receiving its New York premiere is the hilarious and irreverent new film noir musical parody, Adrift in Macao with book and lyrics by Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo) and music by Peter Melnick. Mixing together farce, camp, and tongue-in-cheek wit, Adrift in Macao spins the tale of five quirky characters stranded in a Casablanca-like locale in the Far-East. Complete with intrigue, silliness and a playfully melodic score, it is the newest work from a gifted theater composer and one of America's funniest playwrights

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