Thursday, November 02, 2006

Tonight: A Play

Tonight: Southern Comforts at Primary Stages. This was the stage premier of Kathleen Clark's new one act play. Set in New Jersey, it's about a widow played by Penny Fuller and widower played by Larry Keith who meet innocently enough. She's a sweet, funny Southern Belle and he's a grumpy, acerbic Northerner. Seemingly opposites, they overcome their differences when they discover friendship and ultimately love. When he questions her ability to laugh so easily despite her tough life, she replies, "We laugh to keep from crying." She teaches him to finally face his feelings and the result is lovely. The play was sweetly delivered with humor and warmth. It was a perfect 90 minutes presented by Primary Stages at 59E59 Theatres.

Bonus sightings: Susan Blackwell of [title of show] was there and after, I saw Richard Kind outside of 59E59.

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