Charming Billy: Stage Adaptation of Alice McDermott's National Book Award-Winning Novel
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The last date listed for Charming Billy was Sunday February 27, 2011 / 3:00pm (Closing Night).
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Considered a true American classic, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Fool for Love finds a woman named Mae hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. Eddie, her old flame and childhood friend, shows up and threatens to metaphorically and literally drag her back into the life from which she had fled. Their battle plays out as they trade barbs, heartbreak and painful revelations, taking themselves and audiences on an unforgettable journey from love and attraction to obsession. At once funny and horrific, Fool for Love is widely regarded as Shepard's finest work. Learn More
Parking very accessible in facility adjacent to theater which is reachable by an elevator that delivers patrons directly to the theater lobby. A flat fee of $5. with ticket stub for evening. Garage closes at 11 pm so diing after the show means one needs possibly to move car.Ordinary Days info • Jun 13 2014 star this tip starred
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Good..but several of the female actresses were hard to hear. Also, the wigs used were so obvious that it cheapened the experience.
The flashbacks were well done. Music enhanced the performance. Set design was perfect.
I do not think though that this production has enough to go to the next level (ie.August Osage County).
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The play was interesting, but the sound left something to be desired. We were sitting in the fourth row to the right of the stage, and whenever the actors were in the center of the stage, we had trouble understanding them. The theater needs to...continued
Quotes & Highlights
In a small Bronx bar, a funeral party has gathered to honor Billy Lynch. Through the night, his friends and family weave together the tale of a husband, lover, dreamer, and storyteller, but also that of a hopeless drunk whose immense charm was but a veil over a lifetime of secrets and all-consuming sorrow.
Charming Billy is a masterful look at how a community can pin its dreams to one man, and how good intentions can be as destructive as the truth they were meant to hide. Blake Robison directs his stage adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Bethesda’s Alice McDermott, a National Book Award winner.