from top: Kristin Griffith: Kristin Griffith, Brian Gerard Murray, Eric Clem; Kristin Griffith, Eric Clem & BAND!; Eric Clem, Brian Gerard Murray; Kristin Griffith; Kristin Griffith, Evan Thompson; Kristin Griffith, Brian Gerard Murray
photos: Jim Baldassare; poster, ALRdesign.com
BEHIND EVERY GREAT MAN IS A WOMAN WITH A TYPEWRITER STRAPPED TO HER LEGS.
In which Rose Mary Woods (Richard Nixon’s longtime secretary), in her final days, observes the presidential election of 2004 from a nursing home in Alliance, Ohio.
MAY 2-28 2008
THE LIVING THEATRE
BRIAN GERARD MURRAY
“An inventive work, lyrical and stark at the same time.” – The New York Times
“Bernfield whittles Woods into a gorgeously limber fantasy … a characteristically handsome production from New Georges, made even lusher by romantic compositions for strings and electric typewriter. But it’s Griffith we’re there to see. Woods herself is no match for [the performance]: It’s indelible.” – Time Out New York
“A terrifically engaged journey through the landscape of American dreams and disaffection… a gentle play driven by achingly acute questions. A wonderfully designed theatrical world. Griffith is gangbusters.” – Backstage
“Stretch is a powerful, painful play. It’s no stretch for me to say that it’s unmissable. [A] marvelous play.” – New Theatre Corps