Mason is a four-time Academy Award nominee for her turns in the films "Cinderella Liberty," and three movies — "The Goodbye Girl," "Chapter Two," and "Only When I Laugh" — penned by her husband at the time, Neil Simon. The actress has played the New York stage in Happy Birthday Wanda June, The Deer Park, The Good Doctor, King Richard III and Night of the Iguana. Mee's Wintertime follows a man who is about to propose at a secluded snowbound house when he finds that his mother and her lover already occupy the cabin. As if that was not enough, the father then shows up with his boyfriend.
The coupled comedy has already seen stagings at the La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle's ACT, Minneapolis' Guthrie Lab and New Haven's Long Wharf. The new work from the author of First Love, True Love and Big Love finally makes its way to New York via Second Stage. Longtime collaborator David Schweizer (Full Circle and The Investigation of the Murder in El Salvador) directs.
Wintertime is a co-production with New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center — where it will play, Oct. 14-Nov. 2, prior to its Off-Broadway engagement (dates not set.)
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