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'The Commons of Pensacola': EW Review

THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker

THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker (Joan Marcus)

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The Commons of Pensacola

Starring: Blythe Danner, Sarah Jessica Parker; Director: Lynne Meadow; Author: Amanda Peet; Opening Date: 11/21/2013

In actress-turned-scribe Amanda Peet’s uneven playwriting debut, The Commons of Pensacola, a family copes after the patriarch pulls a Bernie Madoff. It’s nice to see Sarah Jessica Parker back on stage (though she over-embraces the act-by-hair-twirling method). But the show belongs to Blythe Danner as her mom, a dame in denial forced to move to Florida’s Redneck Riviera. She brings class and wit…even when asked to pass gas, then say ”I have no muscle control.” B?

(Tickets: nycitycenter.org)

Originally posted November 22 2013 — 12:00 AM EST

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