The Lucky One is playing at the Beckett Theatre (Theatre Row) located at 410 West 42nd Street. It runs two hours including two intermissions. The play closes on June 25, 2017.
The playwright is A. A. Milne became famous for the children’s books Winnie the Pooh. The Lucky was produced by The Theatre Guild in 1922.
Act one is at Sir James Farringdon’s home in the country. Thomas Todd (Andrew Fallaize) and his friend Letty Herbert(Mia Hutchinson-Shaw) come in from playing golf. They are thrilled about their game. Henry Wentworth (Michael Frederic) comes down the stair. After some talk Gerald Farrington comes in (Robert David Grant) comes followed by his finance Pamela Carey (Paton Ashbrook). Gerald comes in all charming, he is in the foreign services.
Joining the group is Gerald’s father Sir James (Wynn Harmon), his mother Lady Farrington (Deanne Lorette) and his great aunt Miss Farrington (Cynthia Harris).
Pamela tells Gerald his brother Bob (Ari Brand) wants to talk to him. Bob works in an investment firm and thinks he is in trouble.
Act two is two months later in a private hotel on Dover Street in London. It seems they are waiting to hear from Henry Wentworth, who is a lawyer defending Bob. Bob may be going to Jail. He could be sentenced anywhere from three to six months in jail. He is sentenced to three months in jail.
Act three is at Sir James’s home three month later. Bob is out of jail. He confronts his brother for not helping him. All the things he felt about him comes out. Bob is the older one but was always treated as the younger. Everyone treated Gerald as if he could do no wrong. Despite where you are in society families have members who feel that they are not loved or treated fairly.
Adding to the outburst something has happened between Bob and Pam.
You will have to see the show to find out more.
It is a well done period piece.
The cast does a convincing job with their English accents.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich
Photos by Annazor.
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