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Fallen Angel Theatre Company
My Brilliant Divorce
By Geraldine Aron
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 3:00PM

New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street
Buzz 1 + 5 + Enter to enter from sidewalk
New York, NY 10014
Between Greenwich and Washington Streets
1 to Christopher Street; A,C,E,B,D,F to West 4th Street, PATH to Christopher

Starring Melissa Gilbert

New York Premiere

New Yorker, Rachel Lipsky Haringay is left and divorced by her irritatingly round-headed British husband of many years, after he discloses his argentine lover -"Rosa the Posa". Set in contemporary London, Rachel is left to cope with an empty nest, a disapproving mother, a misogynous lawyer, some dubious counselors, a bad case of hypochondria and the spectre of poverty. With only family dog Axal for company, Rachel mourns her marriage, picks up the pieces and learns to live whole again. Eccentric, touching and at times very funny, this bittersweet play resonates with anybody who has experienced a break up!

Nominated for an Olivier Award, the play looks at themes such as late in life divorce, middle-aged loneliness, how a person functions once children have left the nest, life experiences and how to cope when the world you have built comes crashing down.

"The play’s charm lies in the fact that Aron pushes the absurdity of the situation as much as its pathos…Mixing vaudevillian solo-turn and vicarious soul-baring.” -- The Guardian

Fallen Angel Theatre was founded in 2003 by Aedín Moloney. It is a non-profit company based in New York City, committed to presenting outstanding & dynamic Irish & British plays written by and about women. Historically, this wealth of female writing has largely been untapped in the US. Fallen Angel Theatre is the first American company with the goal of interpreting these plays in a fresh, exciting and commercially viable way for a diverse and multicultural New York audience. This is achieved in part by the universal themes of the selected plays, high production standards, and a thriving community outreach program. Recent productions include the off broadway premiere of “When I was a Girl I used to Scream and Shout” by Sharman Macdonald (NYTimes Critics Pick) at Theatre Row, and the US premiere of “Airswimming” by Charlotte Jones at the Irish Repertory Theatre.

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