In 1962, on location in Rome, a fading movie star and his wife are entangled in an unraveling web of secrets, lies, and sexual impropriety that threatens to tear apart their family.
Scenic Designer: Susan Hilferty
Costume Designer: Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer: David Weiner
Sound Designer: Scott Lehrer
Production Stage Manager: Matthew Silver
Photos of (1) Maryann Plunkett and David Strathairn; (2) Jessica Chastain; (3) Jessica Chastain, Haviland Morris, Maryann Plunkett, and David Strathairn; and (4) Haviland Morris, John Rothman, Jessica Chastain, and Jesse Pennington by Joan Marcus.
Mr. Nelson offers a deep and sorrowful understanding of how much loneliness there often is in lust. At the same time he has created what may be the most incisive, unsensationalized portrait of a Hollywood wife ever to grace a stage. The ensemble members are masterly in sustaining the quiet aggression beneath the surface pleasantries.—Ben Brantley, New York Times |Read Full Article