Marjorie Taub (Sally Wingert) is the poster child for first world problems. She lives in a beautiful apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhatten, her successful doctor (allergist) husband (David Coral) has recently retired so he can spend more time teaching and volunteering, her adult daughters have moved away and are successful in their lives, and her mother (Linda Kelsey) lives just down the hall and frequently visits with news of her bowel movements. Upon the death of her therapist, Marjorie is plunged into a depression, or perhaps more accurately, a severe feeling of boredom and uselessness. Her only friend seems to be her doorman (Charles Goitia), with whom she shares her love of reading (her favorite - Hermann Hesse's Siddharta). Into this malaise steps her childhood friend Lee, who has led the most fabulous life. She's been everywhere, done everything, and met everyone, from Andy Warhol to Princess Diana. Lee shakes up Marjorie's life first to her delight, and then to her dismay as things get a little weird. In the end Marjorie realizes maybe her boring beautiful life isn't so bad after all.
|Linda Kelsey, Sally Wingert, David Coral,|
and Maggie Bearmon Pister
Apparently the word has gotten out how funny this play is, or else it's the star power, for The Tale of the Allergist's Wife is nearly sold out for the run (through March 6). In fact, they just added an additional performance. So get your tickets soon and head down to St. Paul's Highland Park area to join the fun.