The penultimate scene in The Pain of My Belligerence - a play that feels way longer than the announced 85 minutes - is a compact piece of pretty good writing. In a few short minutes, Halley Feiffer (yes THAT Feiffer) managers to surprise and entertain us. The problem is that we have to sit through the first two scenes to get to the third.
The Pain of My Belligerence
Playwrights Horizons continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the world premiere of The Pain of My Belligerence, written by and starring Halley Feiffer.
Performances are staged at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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Twenty-something and brilliant, Cat is a journalist at the top of her game: tack-sharp and ambitious, and rapidly establishing her place in the field. Until she meets Guy — magnetic, devilishly charming, and married — and the attrition begins. Charting their spiky relationship over eight years, following a rapidly changing America, Halley Feiffer’s harrowing comedy sheds light on how we perpetuate our roles within a patriarchal culture, and the promise of a new paradigm.