Thursday, May 3, 2012

Boston Marriage

1812 Productions is presenting David Mamet’s comedy Boston Marriage through May 20 at the Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Street. Outllandishly funny performances are given by Philadelphia native Suzanne O’Donnell who plays Anna and Grace Gonglewski who portrays Claire. Two 19th Century women who not only share their lives but a Scottish maid as well are forced to briefly turn away from each other when financial hard times demand they seek supplemental support.  Their reunion brings about some unexpected changes in their relationship.  Just about the only constant throughout is Catherine, the Scottish maid, portrayed by Caroline Doone.  Although quick to weep with problems she can’t seem to resolve, Catherine never blanches at an insult and quickly curtsies back into the room, begging for more of the same.  And more she is given. What makes this presentation especially hilarious is Mamet’s wit and his juxtaposition of poetic language with bawdy innuendo.  Never before has gentility been presented as less genteel yet never have performances been more loved by an audience. Come and see what everyone is laughing about!  For more information or tickets, call 215-592-9560 or visit online at

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