MARQUEE VALUE: Relatively Speaking at the Brooks Atkinson
By Krissie Fullerton
21 Sep 2011
Production: Relatively Speaking, written by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen, Elaine May, direction by John Turturro, starring Caroline Aaron, Bill Army, Katherine Borowitz, Lisa Emery, Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Jason Kravits, Richard Libertini, Mark Linn-Baker, Fred Melamed, Patricia O'Connell, Grant Shaud and Marlo Thomas.
Previews: September 20, 2011
Opens: October 20, 2011
Venue: Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
John Turturro makes his Broadway directing debut with a trio of one-act comedies penned by Woody Allen (writing about an unusual wedding day), Ethan Coen (looking at family insanity) and Elaine May (exploring the hilarity of death). The play is comprised of three one-acts: Talking Cure by Ethan Coen, George Is Dead by Elaine May and Honeymoon Motel by Woody Allen.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.