Love & money // Dennis Kelly
Gurney has used his own life as background material for some love and money play westport plays, 4 musicals, plus 3 novels.
He played his own grandfather once in a reading of Ancestral Voices, which along with Love Letters and Screen Play were meant to be read directly to the audience rather than being fully staged.
Now in his mid-eighties his work is ubiquitous, for earlier works are being revived everywhere.
Sometimes he has three going in New York at the same time.
Kahyun Kim, Maureen Anderman, and Gabriel Brown.
Photo by Joan Marcus.
His latest, Love and Money, at the Signature Theatre, has been brought into town from Westport, Connecticut where its artistic director Mark Lamos staged it earlier this summer.
She is determined to see that virtually all of her worldly goods are bestowed without question to a group of charities, mostly love and money play westport under privileged children of the world.
The first half hour of this seventy minute play in one act is filled with the delightful badinage which introduces us to two impeccably written characters, one the matriarch of a prominent family and the other the young attorney who has brought news from a claimant that will upset her plan.
Her attorney and her maid have doubts, and as the play unfolds, she will have them too.
The young man is played by Gabriel Brown, a lithe and lean charmer who surprises us with almost everything casino money and codes free says.
Brown is so appealing that we can almost accept Ms.
Her ultimate decision about what to do about him is satisfying and all ends on a very happy note with all parties very pleased with the results.
John Guare in 1990 dealt with a similar theme in his Six Degrees of Separation, and that play served him well on stage as well as on screen as a film with Will Smith.
Anderman is pure joy as she tries to make us believe that great wealth is a killer every time.
He imbues the lawyer with intelligence and he gives him a sense of humor that is appealing.
Pamela Dunlap and Kahyun Kim round out the cast capably.
As language is fast disappearing from our everyday life, Mr.
Gurney is always welcome and refreshing.
It has its moments, but it needs work.
Running Time: 75 minutes, with no intermission.
For tickets, call the box office at 212 love and money play westport, or purchase them.
RATING: RICHARD SEFF has been working in theatre since he made his acting debut in support of Claude Rains in the prize winning DARKNESS AT NOON, and he agreed to tour the next season in support of Edward G.
Robinson, which took him across the nation and back for nine months.
When it was over and he was immediately offered another national tour with THE SHRIKE with Van Heflin, he decided to explore other areas, and he spent the next 22 years representing artists in the theatre as an agent, where he worked at Love and money play westport, MCA, eventually a partnership of his own called Hesseltine-Bookman and Seff, where he discovered and developed young talents like Chita Rivera, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Ron Field, Linda Lavin, Nancy Dussault and many others.
He ultimately sold his interest to ICM.
When he completed his contractual obligation to that international agency, he returned to his first love, acting and writing for the love and money play westport />In that phase of his long and varied life, he wrote a comedy PARIS IS OUT!
He became a successful supporting player in film, tv and onstage, and ultimately wrote a book about his journey, SUPPORTING PLAYER: MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE, still popular with older theatre lovers and youngsters who may not yet know exactly where they will most sensibly and profitably fit into the world of show business.
The book chronicles a life of joyous work working in a favored profession in many areas, including leading roles in the regional theatres in his work in Lanford Wilson's ANGELS FALL.
His last stage role was in THE COUNTESS in which he played Mr.
Ruskin for 9 months off Broadway.
Five seasons ago Joel Markowitz suggested he join him at DCTheatreScene.
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Love and Money By Dennis Kelly
2015-04-10 America/New_York Audition 2015-04-10 LOVE AND MONEY - Westport Country Playhouse LOVE AND MONEY - Westport Country Playhouse.. after proving she can play a Cole Porter song. Note.
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