Tony-Nominated 33 Variations Explores the Beethoven Mystery
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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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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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For me this has got to be one of the top 5 plays I've seen in the last 5 years. It is so interesting, and brilliantly written - how the protagonists 200 years apart weave seamlessly into and out throughout the play, both story lines come to a great resolution and, here's the thing: the acting is so wonderfully even! The woman and daughter pair esp. must take a bow, but then so must Beethoven, Diabelli and Schindler. I loved loved loved this play and this performance of it!
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Interesting play about Beethoven and music and illness and family relationships... ArtsWest is a great venue; snacks and drinks for sale (not outrageously expensive, either!), and can be brought in to the show. Highly recommended!