Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Assembled Parties
A tad bit long, but nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable, the parties reveal themselves bit by bit, usually through laughter and familial jabs. Jessica Hecht leads the family as its sultry, sophisticated patriarch with aplomb. Mark Blum and Jonathan Walker aptly embody the family secrets.
Act 1 takes place in 1980 and Act 2 takes place 20 years later in the same 14 room apartment on the Upper West Side. A lot has changed in 20 years but still again, some things remain the same.
When the parties assemble for the holidays, nobody knows for sure what will happen, except to say, a great meal will undoubtedly be served an a vodka will be poured.