Read our four-star review of The Best We Could (a family tragedy), a new Off-Broadway play by Emily Feldman running at New York City Center through March 26.
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Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of The Best We Could (a family tragedy), written by Emily Feldman and directed by Daniel Aukin. Get The Best We Could (a family tragedy) tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
The Best We Could is a play about a father-daughter road trip across the country. The trip veers off course, however, as the pair learn new, surprising things about each other as they discuss the changing culture. Suddenly, their journey becomes not just an interstate one, but one that changes the path of their relationship.
The premiere of The Best We Could off Broadway was slated for 2020, but the pandemic forced its postponement. The 2023 production finally marks Feldman's Off-Broadway debut. Previously, The Best We Could was named to the 2019 Kilroys List, which recognizes excellent, unproduced work by non-male writers.
Feldman teams up with veteran director Aukin, who also directed Catch as Catch Can at Playwrights Horizons in the 2022-23 Off-Broadway season. Other recent credits include Apologia (starring Stockard Channing), Skintight (starring Idina Menzel), and the Pulitzer-nominated 4000 Miles. He also directed and conceived the musical The Fortress of Solitude, which earned him Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations.
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Cast and creative
By: Emily Feldman
Director: Daniel Aukin
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club
Cast list: Constance Shulman, Frank Wood, Aya Cash, Brian D. Coats, Maureen Sebastian
Design: Lael Jellinek
Costumes: Anita Yavich
Lighting: Matt Frey
Sound: Kate Marvin