The Assembled Parties (City Guide Magazine)


The Assembled Parties

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.
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This new play by Tony winner Richard Greenberg welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov (Jessica Hecht) and her sister-in-law Faye (Judith Light) bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A house guest (Jeremy Shamos) has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly - or perhaps by design - insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs’ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. Tues. & Wed., 7; Thurs.-Sat., 8; Wed., Sat. & Sun., 2. Call or visit website for variations in playing schedule.