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The Anarchist

Playing at the John Golden Theatre located at 252 West 45th street. It runs one hour thirty minutes with no intermission. The show closes February 17, 2013.

The Anarchist is making its world premiere at this theatre.

David Mamet is the playwright. He won a Pulitzer Prize and received a Tony nomination for “Glengarry Glen Rose” (1984.) David also received a Tony nomination for “Speed the Plow” (1988). “Glengarry Glen Rose” is now playing on Broadway starring Al Pacino. David received an Oscar nomination for “The Verdict” (1982) and “Wag the Dog” (1997).

Patti LuPone won a Tony Award for “Evita” (1980),” Anything Goes” (1988), “Patti LuPone on Broadway”, “Gypsy” (2008) and “The Gypsy in My Soul” (2011). In 1995 she won an Olivier Award for “Les Miserables”.

Debra Winger was nominated for three Academy awards for “An Officer and a Gentlemen” (1982), “Terms of Endearment” (1983) and “Shadowlands” (1993).

This is a two character play taking place in a prison office.

Cathy (Patti Lupone) has spent the last thirty five years in prison for killing a police officer. Even though she was sentenced to life she wants to be released. Her father is dying and she wants to make amends with him.

Ann has spent those years keeping her behind bars. She is questioning her, prodding her on her remorse, the book she is written, and the where about of her accomplices in the crime.

I was in the seats in heaven and it was hard hearing the two actresses for fifteen minutes. This may be a factor as to why some things did not make sense. When the sound was turned up I heard what they were saying. Information given was in piece mill from past to present. It was hard to put what happened together when you are trying to digest what was going on.

The performances were ok. Patti was stronger in her role.

It was supposed to run one hour thirty minutes. I’m lucky it only lasted one hour ten minutes.

Review by Rozanna Radakovich.

Photos by Annazor.

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