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'Hurlyburly' Martha Plimpton steps into the role of 'Darlene'



Martha Plimpton steps into the role of 'Darlene' on Tue 14 Jun, in the New Group's production of Hurlyburly, playing at the 37 Arts Complex until the 2 Jul 2005.

Ms Plimton assumes the role from Parker Posey who played her last performance on Sat 11 Jun. Ms Parker Posey won the 2005 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actressfor her performance as 'Darlene' - an award she shared with two other winners.

Martha Plimpton theatre credits include: 'The False Servant' (Classic Stage), 'Flesh & Blood' (NYTW), 'Boston Marriage', 'Pericles' (The Public), 'Hobson's Choice' (Atlantic, 2001 Obie), and 'subUrbia' (LCT).

Hurlyburly first opened off-Broadway at the Row's Acorn Theatre on the 27 Jan 2005, following previews from the 11 Jan, where it played to the 19 Mar 2005. The comedy then transferred to its present venue on the 20 Apr 2005, following previews from the 11 Apr. This is a limited enagement through to the 2 Jul 2005.

Written by David Rabe, Hurlyburly depicts the addled lives of four Los Angeles men caught in love-hate relationships with Hollywood women. Featuring a newly revised script from Mr. Rabe, the play is a brutally comic reflection on the decade of decadence in the cocaine-and-sex infused Hollywood Hills in the mid-1980's.

This is the first New York revival of Hurlyburly since its celebrated Broadway run in 1984. The 1984 production began Off-Broadway, then ran for a year on Broadway garnering four Tony nominations.

Directed by Scott Elliott, this production features Bobby Cannavale, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Catherine Kellner, Parker Posey, Wallace Shawn and Halley Wegryn Gross with set design by Derek McLane, lights by Jason Lyons, sound by Ken Travis, and costumes by Jeff Mahshie.

Our reviewer, Polly Wittenberg, wrote of the show,
"A feast of brilliant acting in a play about a world you may not want to know." You can read her review by clicking here

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