Amy Brenneman (Private Practice, Judging Amy) Stars in Mouth Wide Open at A.R.T.
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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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Featured review from Holly Henderson
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I wish I had read more about the performance beforehand so I knew better what to expect. I didn't realize it was based on her illness. Even so, I wish there had been more of the spiritual wondering that she seemed to touch on and then quickly move onto something else. Yes, her body is connected to the divine and is a "switchboard" for communicating with her creator. But she has always been drawn to the spiritual and must find the divine in other ways too. What about her ability to move beyond herself and into the human condition when she inhabits characters? Don't her children bring her closer to the divine? I wish she had explored this avenue further.
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- Watch a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7W0PcY_luo&feature=player_embedded">video preview</a> of <em>Mouth Wide Open</em>.
From a Tibetan temple in Kathmandu to an evangelical church in the Mississippi Delta, from the hype of the red carpet to the cold reality of a hospital room, Brenneman is our guide on an epic journey that takes us to the place where illness and spirituality collide.
This fearless look at the ecstatic, irreverent, and sometimes excruciating dance between the sacred and the profane harnesses the intimacy of a confessional and the heightened theatricality of the stage as Brenneman tells her story with dazzling candor.