Cycling Past The Matterhorn' to close on the 6 Nov 2005

Cycling Past The Matterhorn is to close on the 6 Nov 2005, the show had been booking to the 11 Dec 2005.

Cycling Past The Matterhorn, a new play by Deborah Grimberg, opened at Theatre Row's Harold Clurman Theatre on the 29 Sep 2005, following previews from the 18 Sep.

The show opwned to luke-warm to poor notices from the press. The New York Times said "Most disappointing plays disappoint benignly. They just lie there, failing to entertain us. 'Cycling Past the Matterhorn' is more actively annoying.� Our reviewer Polly Wittenberg wrote "With a story as unoriginal and unsurprising as this, there�s got to be something else to bring you to the theater. Cycling Past the Matterhorn has several such attractions."

To read all of Polly Wittenberg's review click Here

Set in contemporary London, Cycling Past The Matterhorn is a comedy about a mother and daughter at a crossroads. Amy is a young sidewalk psychic (with mediocre abilities) who earns her modest living forecasting the troubled lives of the British public. Amy�s eccentric mother, Esther (Shirley Knight), has recently been left by her husband and has just discovered she is slowly going blind. Amy, fearing being stuck as Esther�s caretaker, considers marrying her American boyfriend to escape the predicament while Esther decides to forge ahead with her life (�If Stevie Wonder can do it than so can I!�), and joins a cycling excursion in Switzerland to see the mountains while she still can.

Playwright Deborah Grimberg received Sherrill C. Corwin Metropolitan Theatre Award in 2000 for Cycling Past The Matterhorn. The play had its world premiere in 2003 as part of the New York International Fringe Festival in a production directed by Ms. Grimberg.

Cycling Past The Matterhorn also stars Brenda Wehle as Esther�s sister, Anita. The cast also includes Nina Jacques as Joanne. Carrie Preston as Amy and Ben Fox as Amy�s fianc�, Doug, will be announced shortly.

Cycling Past The Matterhorn has scenic design by Beowolf Borrit, costume design by Kiki Smith, lighting design by Les Dickit and sound design and original compositions by Scott Killian.

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