Comedy Tabletop at the Laguna Playhouse
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All offers for Tabletop have expired.
The last date listed for Tabletop was Tuesday June 22, 2004 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Laguna Playhouse:
- Full Price:
- $51.00 - $56.00
- Our Price:
- $22.50 - $28.00
Leave it to Joan Didion to describe the indescribable. Didion, a perennial front-runner for the "Best Living American Writer" title, found a powerful and poignant way to talk about grief in her acclaimed memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking. Now the award-winning book is an equally acclaimed play. This 90-minute one-woman performance, starring Linda Purl (The Office, Homeland, True Blood), recounts the fallout from the sudden death of the author's husband, novelist John Gregory Dunne, shortly before the couple's fortieth wedding anniversary. That devastating period also saw the death of the couple's daughter, Quintana, from a battery of acute and chronic illnesses. Directed by Jenny Sullivan, Purl brings Didion's crippling grief and her ultimate, inspiring journey to acceptance to life at Laguna Playhouse. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“Encompasses idealism, compromise and illusion in an all too real world of mass manipulation.” New York Times
“Acidly funny.” New York Magazine
“A fast-paced, often uproarious comedy.” New York Daily News
The satiric play Tabletop is a frenzied comedy that takes place in the pressure-cooker environment of an advertising company specializing in high-end tabletop imagery. Egomaniacal artists, an autocratic director, demanding clients, second-guessing technicians and naive wannabes populate this insular enclave of fabulous fakery.
“For me, this is a play about pain, but people always seem to find it funny, which confuses me. If you ever had a bad boss, this show is cheap therapy,” says playwright Rob Ackerman, whose years working as a “tabletop” technician in advertising inspired him to write the play.
Written by Rob Ackerman
Directed by Andrew Barnicle