Marriage Go Together Like" … unless you are romance author Frances
Kittridge (Susan Kovitz) and her husband comedy columnist Colin (David
Johnston) who are going through a trial separation and division of worldly
goods while living in the same NYC apartment!
So she has planned Invisible
Theatre’s season accordingly.
“The first couple of shows are
lighthearted in what appears to be a challenging fall for the world,” says
Claassen, the company’s managing artistic director.
Next week, IT opens its 2016-17
season with Fred Carmichael’s comedy, “Coming Apart.”
At its heart: “Coming Apart is “a romantic comedy of love
and marriage, but it also touches on what happens when pride enters a
relationship,” says Claassen, who is a member of the cast.
The couple coming apart are
both writers who have been married for 21 years. “How do they celebrate each
other’s success while still believing in their own,” she says.
About that couple: Colin writes a weekly humor column. Fran
writes romance novels, but is about to write one about how to survive a
Troubled waters: Colin and Fran are competitive. And stubborn.
In the heat of a moment, they both demand a divorce.
Neither wants it, but neither
is willing to back down. Even their memories presents differences.
“They both remember things a
little differently, such as the day of the proposal,” says Claassen.
A little help from friends: Sylvia is Fran’s agent; Bert is Colin’s best
“Everyone tries to get them
back together,” says Claassen, who plays Sylvia. “But there some doubts along
The takeaway: The play has some ideas the audience can chew
“That sometimes, for all of us,
our pride gets in the way,” says Claassen. “And maybe listening is a lost art,
and maybe we should discuss things in a civil way.”
But most of all, she says, “In
the end, there are some good laughs.”
Review: Invisible Theatre explores art, culture in 'Bakersfield Mist' October 15, 2015 11:45 am • By Ann Brown Arizona Daily Star Review Class attitudes and cultural differences collide like the paint and colors of a Jackson Pollock painting in Stephen Sachs’ comedy “Bakersfield Mist,” which Invisible Theatre opened Wednesday night. Susan Kovitz as Maude and Roberto Guajardo as Lionel in Invisible Theatre’s production of “Bakersfield Mist,” by Stephen Sachs. The comedy was inspired by Jackson Pollock. Read the entire review here: Review: Invisible Theatre explores art, culture in 'Bakersfield Mist'
Invisible Theatre to open "Bakersfield Mist"By Kathleen Allen Jackson Pollock’s work has inspired many. And stories surrounding the artist's works have been inspired, as well. One of those stories drove playwright Stephen Sachs to write “Bakersfield Mist,” which Invisible Theatre opens Wednesday, Oct. 14. Pollock’s work is at the center of the comedy, which is a roller coaster ride with it's smart, biting dialogue to the vast differences between the two characters in the play. Susan Kovitz as Maude and Roberto Guajardo as Lionel in Invisible Theatre's production of "Bakersfield Mist." -- Credit: Tim Fuller Read the entire preview here: http://goo.gl/P1WPeh