by David Mamet
May 31- June 10, 2019
at Maison Bodega
directed by Grant Sorenson
featuring Michelle O'Neill*, Christine Weber*, and Miriam Schwartz
* indicates member of Actors' Equity Association
Production photography by Josef Harris
A hilarious, glittering gem of a play, BOSTON MARRIAGE concerns itself with Anna and Claire, two ladies of leisure in turn-of-the-century America. Situated in a “Boston Marriage,” the colloquial term for two women who lived together independent of men, Anna and Claire are former lovers and unconventional friends. When the two become embroiled in a scandal involving a priceless emerald necklace and interlocking love triangles, they must hatch a plan to resolve the situation without exposing their true identities. Add in a much-abused Irish (or Scottish?) maid, a last minute séance, and far too much chintz. The result is a frothy and agile comedy of manners that delights and surprises.
BOSTON MARRIAGE had its premiere at the Hasty Pudding Theater, produced by A.R.T. in 1999. It made its West End and Off-Broadway premieres in 2002. First seen in Minneapolis at the Guthrie in 2004, BOSTON MARRIAGE returns to the Twin Cities in a fresh, new staging at Maison Bodega, a 100 year old mansion on Pleasant Avenue.