Michael Weller's Drama Side Effects, Starring Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith
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The last date listed for Side Effects was Saturday June 18, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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In downtown Philadelphia, a down-and-out boxer is struggling to get by when the chance of a lifetime comes along. He doesn't have long to get back in fighting shape, but if he does it, this could be his best shot to become a champion, and his last chance for love. The massively popular movie about the ultimate underdog inspired this innovative new stage production, brought to life by a five-time Tony Award-winning creative team, including director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Sylvester Stallone, writer and star of the Rocky films. Featuring 20 original songs, plus hits from the films ("Eye of the Tiger" and "Gonna Fly Now"), Rocky is not only an adrenaline-fueled spectacle for anyone who was a fan of the movie, but it's also a surprising tale of romance that will touch the hearts of longtime musical theater fans. Learn More
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Amusing, in a voyeuristic way, to see a marriage going off the rails, especially when the wife is so prescient and articulate and the husband not lovable. Wonderful twists throughout. Script is totally marvelous and the acting first rate.
Quotes & Highlights
- Watch a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXg1OBTt1gI&feature=player_embedded">video</a> of <em>Side Effects</em> playwright, Michael Weller, discussing the play's origins.
MCC Theater’s 2008 hit Fifty Words culminated in one desperate phone call. Side Effects is the story of what happened on the other end of the line.
Hugh and Lindy’s marriage seems picture-perfect, a beacon in their microcosmic Midwestern world of dinner parties and fundraisers. But, behind closed doors—doors they can barely keep shut—they’re falling apart, and Hugh’s rising political star is suddenly imperiled.