Stretch (a fantasia)

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from top:  Kristin Griffith: Kristin Griffith, Brian Gerard Murray, Eric Clem; Kristin Griffith, Eric Clem & BAND!; Eric Clem, Brian Gerard Murray; Kristin Griffith; Kristin Griffith, Evan Thompson; Kristin Griffith, Brian Gerard Murray

photos: Jim Baldassare; poster, ALRdesign.com

BY SUSAN BERNFIELD
MUSIC BY RACHEL PETERS
DIRECTED BY EMMA GRIFFIN

BEHIND EVERY GREAT MAN IS A WOMAN WITH A TYPEWRITER STRAPPED TO HER LEGS.
In which Rose Mary Woods (Richard Nixon’s longtime secretary), in her final days, observes the presidential election of 2004 from a nursing home in Alliance, Ohio.

MAY 2-28 2008
THE LIVING THEATRE

WITH
ERIC CLEM
KRISTIN GRIFFITH
BRIAN GERARD MURRAY
EVAN THOMPSON

DESIGN
RAQUEL DAVIS
JESSICA PAZ
JESSICA TREJOS
JO WINIARSKI

“An inventive work, lyrical and stark at the same time.” – The New York Times

“Bernfield whittles Woods into a gorgeously limber fantasy … a characteristically handsome production from New Georges, made even lusher by romantic compositions for strings and electric typewriter. But it’s Griffith we’re there to see. Woods herself is no match for [the performance]: It’s indelible.” – Time Out New York

“A terrifically engaged journey through the landscape of American dreams and disaffection… a gentle play driven by achingly acute questions. A wonderfully designed theatrical world. Griffith is gangbusters.” – Backstage

“Stretch is a powerful, painful play. It’s no stretch for me to say that it’s unmissable. [A] marvelous play.” – New Theatre Corps

 

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