Farm Avenue Productions and Joseph Smith present Cycling Past the Matterhorn, a new play by award-winning playwright Deborah Grimberg starring Tony Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Shirley Knight. Eleanor Holdridge directs.
Set in contemporary London, Cycling Past the Matterhorn is a fast-paced comedy about a mother and daughter at a crossroads. Amy is a young sidewalk psychic (with mediocre abilities) who earns her modest living forecasting the troubled lives of the British public. Amy's eccentric mother, Esther (Ms. Knight), has recently been left by her husband and has just discovered she is slowly going blind. Amy, fearing being stuck as Esther's caretaker, considers marrying her American boyfriend to escape the predicament while Esther decides to forge ahead with her life ("If Stevie Wonder can do it than so can I!"), and joins a cycling excursion in Switzerland to see the mountains while she still can.