Amy's View: David Hare's Searing Dramatic Comedy from ArtsWest
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Winner of both a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize, Wendy Wasserstein fearlessly borrowed from her own personality when creating the protagonists of plays such as The Heidi Chronicles, Old Money and The Sisters Rosensweig. These characters tended to be like herself -- intelligent, funny, liberal, and immensely accomplished. The heroine of Third, Wasserstein's last work before her untimely death at age 56, is similarly gifted ... but also smug, over-confident and dangerously shallow. Laurie Jameson is a professor at an elite liberal arts college and a steadfast feminist. When one of her students turns in a paper she finds far too good for such a "privileged white male" to have written, she starts a plagiarism investigation that quickly morphs into a review of her own prejudices. In no other play is Wasserstein as witty, as compassionate, or as critical of her own beliefs, as in Third, the capstone to one of the most distinguished careers in Broadway history. Learn More
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Esme is a brilliant and famous London stage actress, facing a midlife career crisis as the theater is becoming irrelevent. Her daughter, Amy, is in love with Dominic, who cares more about film and fame. Financial pressures and the changing landscape of the arts and media threaten to tear mother and daughter apart.
Spanning 18 years, from 1979 to 1997, this sharply funny, smart and timely play rips into the struggles and triumphs of mothers and daughters, financial crises, and the fight to keep art alive.
Amy’s View features Angela DiMarco (reasons to be pretty) as Amy and Julie Jamieson (Dead Man’s Cell Phone) as Esme. Director Christopher Zinovitch has this to say about Amy’s View: “It’s about the importance of passion in your life. Esme’s passion is the theater; Amy’s is love and having an open heart; Dominic is passionate about fame and being seen. And getting all that passion into one room, forces the truth to come out in surprising ways.”
Amy’s View also features Robert Hinds, MaryLou Mills, Paul Custodio and Ryan Floresca.