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THE WIFE press

In News, Plays on December 13, 2010 at 4:36 AM

“Excellent … ‘The Wife’ is a brew all Mr. Smith’s own … a sort of warped, contemporary La Ronde.”
Rachel Saltz, NEW YORK TIMES
Thrilling … a sad, frightening and often extremely funny drama”
Benjamin Sutton, L MAGAZINE
“Haunting … THE WIFE will leave you well entertained and thoughtful – a great thing to achieve.”
Unnerving and intense … what we are watching is a world coughing up on the lines of separation that we have created throughout the years.”
Matthew Paul Olmos, THE BROOKLYN RAIL
Sure to leave you reeling. Through the dark and crazy plot connections are made, paths crossed, and lives destroyed.  All this and more bat-shit-psycho crazy in 75 minutes with no intermission.  The acting is top notch and the writing is superb.”
Doug Marino, ACT III
“The Wife is a shattering slice of life that will stay firmly implanted in your memory for a long time to come.”
An engagingly grim playThe Wife has a raw energy that is engrossing, along with a yearning and disgusted sincerity that haunts even after the surprisingly surreal and (only marginally) hopeful final scene.”
Jody Christopherson interview, NEW YORK THEATRE REVIEW

THE WIFE photos

In Plays on December 11, 2010 at 8:40 PM

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1, 2 – Jane Smithee (RUTH) and Mary Jane Gibson (NANCE).

3 – Ayesha Ngaujah (GIRLY)

4 – Ayesha Ngaujah (GIRLY) and Noel Allain (JAKOB)

5, 6, 7 – Noel Allain (JAKOB) and Jane Smithee (RUTH)

8, 9 – Jane Smithee (RUTH)

10 –  Noel Allain (JAKOB) and Jane Smithee (RUTH)

11 – Ayesha Ngaujah (GIRLY) and Noel Allain (JAKOB)

photos by Luke Norby

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