The Marriage Of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein (NYT Critics Pick) (2017)
- Directed by Edward Einhorn
- Untitled Theatre Co. #61
- Alyssa Simon: Alice
- Category: Recent NY Theatre
"CRITICS PICK in the New York Times!
“As brilliantly phrased by Ms. Simon, [Toklas’] gnomic utterances take on as much emotional depth as Stein’s manner of speaking denies them, and surprises us in revealing the cost beneath the camp….Mr. Einhorn is interested in borrowing Stein’s compulsively reiterative prose style for its intrinsic delight. To that extent, this ‘Marriage’ is a silly aural pleasure…What makes the insight fresh in Mr. Einhorn’s play, is the absurdist language in which it’s told. And what makes it painful is the understanding that in every marriage, someone is the genius, someone not.” -Jesse Green
A marriage farce in which four actors play over thirty characters. Identities are merged and submerged. Written in a style that echoes Stein’s work, this is a comic fantasy with serious intent.
With: Jan Leslie Harding*, Mia Katigbak*, Grant Neale*, Alyssa Simon*
May 10 – 28 2017
Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7PM
Sunday May 14 at 7pm, Sunday May 21 & 28 at 2pm
At HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave"
Set Designers: Justin & Christopher Swader
Costume Designer: Ramona Ponce
Lighting Designer : Mary Ellen Stebbins
Sound Designer: Mark Bruckner
Stage Manager: Berit Johnson
Assistant Director: Becca Silbert
Production Manager: Corinne Woods
Wardrobe: Tristen Dossett
Production Assistants: Victoria Giambalvo, Delia Kemph, Eloy Rosario, Lauren Winnenberg