1999 Tony Award winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman) plays Holocaust survivor Lola ready to begin the perfect retired life in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies' The Model Apartment, beginning performances April 4 at the Long Wharf Theatre. The company's artistic director Doug Hughes directs the drama, opening April 11 for a run through May 13.
In the Obie-winning play, Lola and Max survived the German annihilation of the Jews, but may not make it through their dream retirement in Florida. Their newly peaceful life has been shattered by the arrival of their emotionally disturbed daughter Debby and her mildly retarded lover Neil. Margulies, a resident of New Haven, where the Long Wharf makes its home, won the 2000 Pulitzer for Dinner With Friends. He is also the author of Sight Unseen, Collected Sotries and The Lomand Family Picnic.
Joining Franz are George Coe (Company, Mame) as Max, Roberta Wallach (Down the Garden Paths) as Debby and Corey Parker Robinson ("The Corner") as Neil.