Assisted Living, Written By and Starring Wicked's Winnie Holzman and Husband Paul Dooley, Will Play George Street Playhouse

By Andrew Gans
September 13, 2013

Assisted Living, written by real-life couple Winnie Holzman (Wicked, "My So Called Life") and Paul Dooley ("Sixteen Candles," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), has been added to the lineup for the George Street Playhouse's 40th anniversary season.



Larry Biederman will helm the production, which co-stars its authors. Performances are scheduled for Jan. 28-Feb. 23, 2014. Opening night is Jan. 31.

Assisted Living is touching, smart – and funny,” said artistic director David Saint in a statement. “Paul was such a delight in The Sunshine Boys and I am so pleased he is returning to George Street. Winnie is a good friend and I am thrilled to have them here at the Playhouse as both actors and playwrights.”

Assisted Living, according to the George Street, "explores the surprising connections between four very different characters – Frank, a beloved soap opera star facing an uncertain future; Emily, his former makeup artist and longtime girlfriend; Edgar, a curmudgeon who feels abandoned in his assisted living facility; and Heather, Edgar’s unfulfilled, unmarried daughter who is Frank’s biggest fan. Holzman and Dooley’s play (their first full length collaboration) is a funny and touching look at the ways we can change each other’s lives – sometimes without even knowing it."

For tickets and information, contact the George Street Playhouse Box Office at (732) 246-7717, or visit the Playhouse website, www.GSPonline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ.