The Assembled Parties on Broadway Has A Surprise Ending Worth the Wait

Posted on Mar 25, 2013

The surprise conclusion turns the slow first act into a production worth waiting to see the ending.

The story is set on the Upper West Side of New York City between 1980 and 2000 in a sprawling Central Park West apartment. The story revolves around two women and their families.  Movie star, Julie Bascov, played by Jessica Hecht, and her sister-in-law Faye, played by Judith Light, bring their families together for their traditional Jewish holiday dinner. But a house guest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly (or perhaps by design) insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs’ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble.

Audience: The tenderness of the production and writing probably lend themselves to late teens or adults who value looking back on relationships.

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