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La MaMa E.T.C. and Watson Arts presents the world premiere of Trophy Wife. This new musical adaptation of Anton Chekhov's short story "Anna on the Neck" is written and directed by Mary Fulham, with lyrics by FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award-winner Paul Foglino (Hercules in High Suburbia) and music written and performed live by acclaimed pianist/ arranger/ producer Terry Waldo (Eubie and Me). Set in 1920s New York society, Trophy Wife is the story of Anna Pennington. This beautiful 19 year old girl marries middle-aged Moe Schmertz for his money in a desperate attempt to save her family from financial ruin and social disgrace. To her horror, she very quickly discovers that Moe is a penny-pinching stuffed shirt, and that she has sold herself very cheap.

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