Broke-ology, a Vivid Family Drama from Lyric Stage Company of Boston
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The last date listed for Broke-ology was Saturday April 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Playwright Victoria Stewart was inspired by two very different figures -- CNBC personality Suze Orman and Victorian novelist Henry James -- when writing her latest, most probing play, Rich Girl. For despite their differences, both Orman and James share an obsession with money and Rich Girl explores that peculiarly American fascination with startling sensitivity and imagination. When the sheltered Claudine meets the penniless Henry, the two fall helplessly in love. But for Claudine's mother, a tough-talking celebrity finance guru, this happiest of happy coincidences is a cause for suspicion and worry. Inspired by the classic play and film The Heiress, this clever new comedy examines women and their relationships with men, mothers and moolah -- if not in exactly that order. Courtney O'Connor directs the show at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Learn More
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I saw Broke-Ology at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2009 and was so moved by it that I wanted to see it again. We were lucky to score front row seats and meet the cast afterward at a reception. It's a brilliant play. Well done on every front. Glad that the Lyric tackled it.
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A moving depiction of family dynamics over time, with excellent and deeply felt performances by all cast members. We were so engrossed that the intermission felt like an unwelcome interruption. Recommended for all ages teenage and up.
Quotes & Highlights
- Nathan Louis Jackson’s writing contains "so much verve and pathos that passages...practically sing." --<em>Variety</em>
- "Jackson's characters love, laugh, dance, and argue in a way that honors their bittersweet survival." --<em>The New Yorker</em>
Written by Nathan Louis Jackson
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Johnny Lee Davenport
A warm and wrenching play about a loving African-American family facing its troubles with humor, resiliency, and grace. Set in a beleaguered Kansas City neighborhood, two grown brothers try to balance the challenges of their own lives with their desire to care for their ailing father. Even as they remember simpler times, tension builds between the brothers as their conflicting interests churn into a surprising outcome.