By Ernio Hernandez
20 Jul 2005
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Mark Brokaw (Reckless) directs the staging of W. Somerset Maugham's classic that began previews May 27 and opened June 16 to positive critical response. The limited engagement was originally slated through Aug. 14.
Set in a 1920s London drawing room, The Constant Wife follows the marriage of a top surgeon and his wife. The comedy of manners delivers a twist after a seemingly secret affair between the husband and his wife's friend is revealed.
Burton (Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man) plays the title character, Constance Middleton, opposite Michael Cumpsty (Democracy) as the straying John Middleton, John Dossett (Gypsy) as Constance's old flame Bernard Kersal and and Redgrave (Shakespeare for My Father, Mrs. Warren's Profession) as the epigram-prone Mrs. Culver.
The design team for The Constant Wife features Alan Moyer (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Mary Louise Geiger (lights) and David van Tieghem (sound) — who also provides original compositions.
Tickets are available through Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.