David Mamet's The Voysey Inheritance
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The last date listed for The Voysey Inheritance was Sunday April 17, 2005 / 2:00pm.
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Both charming and disturbing, The Suit combines a rich musical score with remarkably simple staging as it tells the story of a husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his cheating wife: He asks that she treat her lover's abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Accompanying her wherever she goes, the suit becomes a whimsical yet cruel reminder of her infidelity. African melodies interweave with jazz standards to underscore this surprising, sharp-witted tale set in Apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a haunting production that integrates virtuosic musicians directly into the action. Learn More
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Strong acting and staging in this nicely done update. The experience, however, is marred by the venue. The play is fairly intimate, the acting and the story nuanced rather than grandious, but the venue enormous. It became difficult to keep one's attention on the stage. Everything becomes watered down by the distance (and height).
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“Mamet’s adaptation maintains the time period, streamlining much of the action and adding his own dramatic hand to the original — eliminating several minor characters and accelerating the story’s pacing.” Playbill
For generations, the Voysey family business has been secretly cheating its clients. Edward, a junior partner who plans to take over the company from his aging father, is horrified when he discovers the embezzlement that has been keeping his relatives in the lap of luxury. But nobody wants Edward to dismantle the firm’s criminal legacy—not his associates, not the woman he loves, and certainly not his large, pampered family. As the risk of exposure looms larger, and his sense of right and wrong becomes increasingly distorted, Edward comes to fully understand the consequences of his “inheritance.”