Manhattanite Catherine O’Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father.When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.A supporting cast of star-crossed lovers is top notch.Highlights include Aaron Fried and Stephanie Gandolfo’s, “Do It Again” and “Blah, Blah Blah.” Reed Campbell and Stephanie Harter Gilmore’s, “Looking for a Boy” is also a stand out, sung as it is from a swinging chandelier.(Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT - 2/8/15 Nearly 15 years ago "Proof," written by David Auburn, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play.
It takes such a balance to sing “Someone to Watch Over Me” while holding a shotgun.
Director Dawn Loveland nail the casting and tells one great story.
This is a truly terrific production of the modern Shera Cohen (The Majestic, West Springfield, MA - 2/15/15) It’s always a thrill for the theatre goer to participate in a world premier, which is the case with “Iris,” penned by Majestic’s Artistic Director Danny Eaton. The characters are every-day folk, primarily representing a family; one member, ever-present center-stage, lays in a coma.
She is the Big Sister and to that end, we love her for her imperfections, for her true desire to be a source of comfort.
The two women lead this production with great care about this family and who they were and who they will become.
Recently deceased after struggling with mental illness for several years, Robert was cared for by Catherine alone.