Glenn Perry Photography; Jennifer Ellis & Christiaan Smith.
Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company Book by Marsha Norman Music, lyrics and orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown Based on the novel by Robert James Waller Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara Music directed by Matthew Stern Choreography by Misha Shields
(Boston) Film, literature and theater are filled with midlife crises. The plotlines for men offer them the chance to break away from office meetings and drudgery to lead a life of adventure and get the girl (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty). For women, the midlife crisis plotline offers a chance to break free from the ties that bind, to take a vacation from a family, and to have some great sex (The Bridges of Madison County). Too often, things either resolve too well or too tragically, but always too neatly. The explosion. The choice. The last goodbye. Fade out. Continue reading →