REVIEW: “Boston Marriage” at The Theater Barn

by Roseann Cane The term “Boston Marriage” was likely derived from Henry James’s 1886 novel The Bostonians. In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the term was used to describe a household where two unmarried women lived together, independent of men. Whether all such relationships were romantic and/or sexual…

Viciously Humorous and Witty Comedy “Boston Marriage” Opens at The Theater Barn

Boston Marriage by David Mamet is set in the early 1900’s during the gilded age in a Bostonian drawing room. This devastatingly funny comedy tells the story of Anna and Claire, two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become…

The Theater Barn Announces their 38th Summer and Fall Seasons

New Lebanon, NY (MAY 10, 2022) — The Theater Barn is pleased to announce that their 38th season will open with the great American playwright and author, David Mamet. Boston Marriage is not a usual Mamet play with powerful ruthless male characters like in his 1992 film, Glengarry Glen Ross, or his play, American Buffalo, that…

The Theater Barn Announces Regional Auditions for 38th Summer Season

The Theater Barn in New Lebanon, New York, announces regional auditions for our 38th summer season of professional theatre at the foot of the Berkshires. “Boston Marriage”By David MametJune 3-12 “Fiddlers Three”By Agatha ChristieJune 23 – July 3 “Murder Ballad”By Juliana Marsh & Julia JordanJuly 14-24 “Forever Plaid”By Stuart RossAugust…

Theater Barn 2022 Auditions

New York City Theater Barn 2022 Season includes: Casting 3 Plays: BOSTON MARRIAGE by David Mamet; FIDDLERS THREE by Agatha Christie & SHIRLEY VALENTINE by Willy Russell Casting 3 Musicals:  MURDER BALLAD; FOREVER PLAID; LITTLE SHOP of HORRORS ​ New York City Open Call Auditions at:  8th Avenue Studios – Ripley…

REVIEW: “Boston Marriage” at the Miniature Theatre of Chester

by Gail M. Burns, July 2005. “Boston marriage” was a term used in the nineteenth-century to describe romantic friendships between women that included long-term cohabitation. These were not necessarily sexual relationships, nor were they considered immoral or perverted. Marriage was a very different institution then than it is now. Women…

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