Apple

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Opened Oct 23, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Apple follows the disintegrating marriage of Andy and Evelyn who have come to a critical crossroads in their relationship. For years they had ignored the fault lines in their marriage - boredom, disillusionment, and a passion extinguished long ago. In their silent collusion, they discovered that denial was preferable to the pain and mess of facing reality. Perhaps this carefully crafted equilibrium could have continued indefinitely but fate has other things in store for the couple when Andy arrives home one night and announces dejectedly: "I've been fired. Twenty minutes to clear off my desk. Twenty minutes for ten years." Evelyn's response does not bode well for the faltering relationship when she says in her characteristic and caustic manner: "Great. That's just great," nor does it do much to boost Andy's already devastated ego. Enter into this an understanding and sensitive young woman, Samantha, who Andy meets one day in the park that he frequents. It is his safe harbor where he can lick his wounds after a long day of rejections while job hunting. On this particular day Andy is smarting from a recent interview where his obsolescence was highlighted by polite but negative feed-back from prospective employers young enough to be his sons. The human drama unfolds and a tangled web of relationships is woven by the three protagonists as they get caught up in a complex love-triangle. The stakes are already high but reach unexpected levels when Evelyn returns from a doctor's visit with news that will change all their lives forever. This gripping and poignant play is a must-see for all theatergoers.

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