by David Mamet
Mark Moriarty directs a well polished cast in David Mamet's wickedly funny comedy about two bantering, scheming "women of fashion."
Anna (Mary Ann Moran) and Claire (Crystal Ryan) have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting Anna's hapless Scottish parlor maid (April Sellers), Claire's young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's futures at risk. To this wickedly funny comedy, Mamet brings his trademark tart dialogue and impeccable plotting, spiced with Wildean wit.
The Devil's Wife
by Tom Jacobson
Directed by Mark Moriarty
Three sisters, played by Sarah Myers, Jessica Johnson, and Andi Creasbaum, are tasked with trying to keep a roof over their heads when their father dies. Each has her own dreams and desires, but it seems the only person who willing to aid in their survival is a handsome, wealthy attorney played by Richard Isacson who is more than happy to woo all three.
WE DANCED ALL NIGHT
Based on the memoir by Doris Shapiro
Adapted for the stage by James Geisel
Jay Lerner's personal assistant for fourteen years reveals the public and private lives of the show-business genius, with a behind-the-scenes look at the dark side of Broadway, including reliance on "magic" shots by the nefarious Dr. Feelgood. Directed by James Geisel and performed by local favorites Mary Ann Moran, Jessica Johnson, Crystal Ryan, Brad Mazick, Bill Svelmoe, and Mark Moriarty.
Presented as a staged reading.
Photo courtesy of William Heimann