THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE
Written by Charles Busch
Directed by Roseann Ruggiero and Produced by Penny Hoadley
WHEN: Friday, September 12, and continues on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM through September 27. There will be two Sunday matinees on September 21 and 28 at 2 PM.
WHERE: Chester Theatre Group, 54 Grove Street in downtown Chester, NJ at the corner of Grove Street and Maple Avenue (There is free parking at the theater and in the surrounding area.)
TICKETS: $20 for adults and $18 for Seniors (65+) and Students (under 18 with ID).
For reservations call 908.879.7304 or visit www.chestertheatregroup.org
The Chester Theatre Group kicks off its 2014-15 season with the award-winning Broadway play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, nominated for the Tony Award for best play and earned the Best Actress Tony for its star, Linda Lavin. (Above: Lauri MacMillan and Maryann Galife)
The titular character is Marjorie Taub, an aspiring intellectual and upper class matron in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Marjorie’s malaise has brought her to the conclusion she never will be more than mediocre. This isn’t helped by her elderly mother’s constant complaints about her shortcomings and her husband’s altruistic dedication to serving the needs of the homeless. Following an emotional outburst, Marjorie retires to the safety of her home to wallow. Unexpectedly invading her depression is flamboyant childhood friend Lee who becomes entrenched in the Taub household as a seemingly permanent guest, not only drawing Marjorie out of her dark mood, but affecting her marriage as well.
The cast features Lauri MacMillan of Dover, Steven Nitka of Hackettstown, Sharon Moran of Rockaway Township, Maryann Galife Post of Madison, and Rahul Sachdeva of Lake Hiawatha.