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'The Commons of Pensacola': EW Review

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THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker
Joan Marcus

The Commons of Pensacola

type:
Stage
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
11/21/13
performer:
Blythe Danner, Sarah Jessica Parker
director:
Lynne Meadow
author:
Amanda Peet

We gave it a B-

In actress-turned-scribe Amanda Peet’s uneven playwriting debut, The Commons of Pensacola, a family copes after the patriarch pulls a Bernie Madoff. It’s nice to see Sarah Jessica Parker back on stage (though she over-embraces the act-by-hair-twirling method). But the show belongs to Blythe Danner as her mom, a dame in denial forced to move to Florida’s Redneck Riviera. She brings class and wit…even when asked to pass gas, then say ”I have no muscle control.” B?

(Tickets: nycitycenter.org)