A Feminine Ending
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Having recently graduated from a major conservatory, and with a rocker boyfriend on the brink of stardom, aspiring composer Amanda Blue’s “extraordinary life” seems to be all mapped out. But when she’s called home to answer her mother’s distress call about a [marriage in crisis/marital crisis], Amanda’s grand plan starts to unravel. AFE is a bittersweet new play about dreams deferred, loves lost and learning to trust a woman's voice in a man's world.
Scenic Designer: Cameron Anderson
Costume Designer: Michael Krass
Lighting Designer: Ben Stanton
Sound Designer: Obadiah Eaves
Production Stage Manager: Robyn Henry
Photos of (1) Gillian Jacobs; (2) Richard Masur and Gillian Jacobs; (3) Joe Paulik and Gillian Jacobs; and (4) Gillian Jacobs and Marsha Mason by Joan Marcus.
DARKLY COMIC. A FEMININE ENDING HAS UNDENIABLE WIT. Director BLAIR BROWN has elicited fine performances from her actors, with veterans MARSHA MASON and RICHARD MASUR particularly memorable.—Frank Scheck, New York Post
APPEALINGLY OUTLANDISH HUMOR. BLAIR BROWN gently underscores the play’s oddball comic touches.—Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
COURAGEOUS. The 90-minute piece swerves with nerve and naivete. SARAH TREEM has a voice all her own.—Linda Winer, Newsday
A SNAZZY PRODUCTION. A Feminine Ending speaks up for itself in an unusually melodic voice.—Marilyn Stasio, Variety