Two extraordinary women playing two rather ordinary women. Two contemporary powerhouses, Edie Falco and Alison Pill, take on this two-hander from Naked Angels at the Peter J. Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons. Probably not a coincidence that artistic director, Jeffrey Nauffts, has a hit play, Next Fall, currently playing on Broadway. How he has one playing off-Broadway too.
The play was commissioned in England to be delivered to women in prison - to tell them how hard it may be "on the outside" after they are released. Money doesn't come easily, old habits die hard, and family may take several forms.
A 90 minute electrifying performance by both women. While virtually nothing much transpires between the two women the entire show - the message, emotion, and result is incredibly powerful.