20th Century Blues

Performances of 20th Century Blues are staged in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre within the Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 40mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About 20th Century Blues:

A reunion. An argument. A Ted Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children, and major world events. But, when these private photographs have the potential to go public, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. Sharply funny and evocative, 20th Century Blues questions our place in the world and with one another.

By:
Susan Miller
Producer:
Lida Orzeck and Eva Price
Director:
Emily Mann
Lighting:
Jeff Croiter
Sound:
Darron L West
Design:
Beowulf Boritt
Costume:
Jennifer von Mayrhauser
Cast list:
Beth Dixon (as Bess), Franchelle Stewart Dorn (as Mac), Polly Draper (as Danny), Kathryn Grody (as Gabby), Ellen Parker (as Sil), and Charles Socarides (as Simon)
Other info:
Projection Design by Beowulf Boritt
20th Century Blues Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 12, 2017
Opening date: 
November 26, 2017
Closes: 
January 28, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday2pm7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7:30pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

Address:
480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our 20th Century Blues Review

Having spent an enormous chunk of time over the past few years writing from the perspective of being a Woman of a Certain Age, my reaction to Susan Miller's 20th Century Blues is this: Horse Hockey (to quote Colonel Potter in "MASH"). This is a well-intentioned play, focusing on a subject that is rarely seen in the theatre. Nevertheless the storyline is so contrived that it nearly doubles back... Read more