I love John Lithgow. I’d love him even if I hadn’t worked with him on that fun video for New York Public Library. I also love Jennifer Ehle, and sure hope to work with her someday. I also love Douglas Carter Beane’s plays. So I had to see Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. I found myself struck by some sympathies between the play and another play I saw Off-Off Broadway a few months ago, Inventing Avi, by Robert Cary and Benjamin Feldman, starring our dear friend Alix Korey (who was brilliant as a wigged-out producer). In both cases, the main characters found fame by inventing a make-believe personality–only to have it take life and take over to disastrous effect. All three playwrights clearly had a lot of fun exploring this clever idea. Mr. Lithgow and Ms. Ehle were wonderful, of course, playing in a kind of contemporary Noel Coward vein. It seems they can both truly play anything, and I can’t wait to see what they do next.
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