Vintage Theatre Presents David Mamet's BOSTON MARRIAGE
Vintage Theatre presents "Boston Marriage" October 5 through November 11 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Monday, October 15 and Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays and Saturday November 10 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 - $32 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830.
Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming "women of fashion" who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting Anna's hapless Scottish parlor maid, Claire's young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's futures at risk.
"Boston Marriage" was a term used in the 19th century and early 20th century to refer to two single women living together, independent of men. The term was originally coined in Henry James' novel The Bostonians, which told the tale of an intimate companionship between two wealthy, Boston women. Rumored to have been based on his sister's relationship with a woman, James referred to the novel as "a very American tale."
David Mamet is best known for his plays "Race," "Faustus," "Oleanna," "Glengarry Glen Ross" (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and 2005 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play), "American Buffalo," and "Speed-the-Plow." Some of his films include: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Hannaibal, Wag the Dog, The Untouchables, House of Games (writer/director), Oleanna (writer/director), Homicide (writer/director), Heist (writer/director), Spartan (writer/director) and Redbelt (writer/director). Mr. Mamet is also a prolific author of books, poetry and essays.