The Kentwood Players theater group will present The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., beginning Friday, September 11th through Saturday, October 17th.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
The play, a comedy written by award-winning playwright Charles Busch, explores the Upper West Side milieu of aspiring intellectual and middle-aged upper class matron, Marjorie Taub, who lives comfortably with her doctor husband Ira in an expensively furnished apartment near Zabar’s.
Marjorie spends her mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at class, and evenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and her ongoing effort to improve her situation has brought her to the conclusion that she never will be more than mediocre.
To make matters worse, Marjorie’s therapist has just died. That, coupled with her dissatisfaction with her life, her elderly mother’s constant complaints and her husband’s altruistic dedication to the homeless, Marjorie has an emotional outburst in a Disney Store, resulting in considerable breakage.
Plunged into a mid-life crisis, she is shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of Lee, a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend.
Unexpectedly, Lee becomes entrenched in the Taub household as a seemingly permanent guest, not only drawing Marjorie out of her dark mood, but affecting her marriage as well.
The production is directed by Lewis Hauser and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth for Kentwood Players.
Tickets are $18 with a $2 discount for seniors, students and servicemen.
To reserve during box office hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, (310) 645-5156.