Confused? You should be, its New Yorkese for “6 rooms, river view” for a rent controlled apartment in the city. The play is much more than that, its a look at the generation gap between the baby boomers and the generation that immediately preceeded them. It about the shift in attitude of the 30 somethings in 1972 surrounded by the new ideas of the teenagers behind them and how they were raised. Its questioning moral values and right and wrong.
The play itself is well written and I’ll try not to give any spoilers, the play focuses on 3 couples, two who actually get trapped in the vacant apartment and discover they have friends in common.. There is sexual tension that escalates and is discussed in great detail by Anne Miller played by Lena Bouton and Paul Friedman played by Jeremy Guskin. These two actors deserve a standing ovation for their energetic performance. They really carried this show with their beautifully executed dialog.
The show is worth seeing and making the trek to Sierra Madre. The Playhouse is a small intimate setting without a bad seat in the house. Its been spruced up since I was there last and it really is a nice venue. Added bonus is that the actors all mingle with the crowd after the show is over out front. Many wind up at Luck Baldwins for a night cap after that.
There are a few performances left before the show closes on September 6. Full information on the cast , director and support team on the Sierra Madre website HERE. Seats are available and can be bought on line HERE.
Details. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W Sierra Madred Blvd, Sierra Madre 91024 MAP HERE 626-355-4318