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
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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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.