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A Strong Come-back For Little Sheba?
By Broadway Magazine
Manhattan Theatre Club's production of William Inge's 1950 play Come Back Little Sheba is surprisingly modern. The plot line is traditional enough: it is the story of a middle aged man and wife who live in a quiet Kansas town in the late 1940s. Lola Delaney, played by the S. Epatha Merkerson, is a chatty housewife with almost nothing to do and her husband, Doc, played by Kevin Anderson, is a bored chiropractor and recovering alcoholic. But this Midwestern couple is trying desperately to survive a troubled past and when Doc becomes infatuated with their pretty, young boarder, Marie, the play takes a not so surprising turn toward tragedy. At the end of Act [...] read more »
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Come Back, Little Sheba
Come Back, Little Sheba is the highly praised Broadway revival of William Inge's powerful play. Lola is a faded beauty queen trapped in a lonely marriage to Doc, a recovering alcoholic on the brink of relapse. When a pretty young woman becomes a boarder in their cluttered Midwest home, their lives are unsettled as unspoken passions rise to the surface. As the emptiness of their marriage is laid bare, can they find their way back to each other or will they be undone? This new look at William Inge's great American story is an absorbing tale of lost hopes and unfulfilled promise, told with unflinching honesty and heartbreaking power.
261 West 47th Street
|Wednesday:||2:00pm and 8:00pm|
|Saturday:||2:00pm and 8:00pm|
Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission