Back in the theater, I have just begun rehearsals as an understudy for Studio Theatre's 2nd Stage production of Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love by Mallery Avidon. In our first rehearsal, director Holly Twyford described it as a play of magical realism, so it doesn't lend itself to a quippy nutshell. Although the talented publicity team at Studio did manage a short description:
Grace is 27, married to her high-school sweetheart, makes good money, and should be way happier than she is. But her husband lost his job and now all he does is play Xbox and smoke pot and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen might be her best friends but maybe they only like her because she’s their new target demographic. Or maybe…they’re actually going to save her. A funny play about sad people.
I hope that all of you who are able will make a point to see it during its run from June 3rd to June 21st. Tickets are available on Studio Theatre's website, and I imagine they will go fast.