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A Beautiful Day in November On the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes

NEW GEORGES in association with WOMEN’S PROJECT THEATER is presenting an inventive staging of A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson and directed by Lee Sunday Evans at City Center State II.

Gerry Bamman, Mia Katigbak, Nina Hellman, Brooke Ishibashi, Heather Alicia Simms, Jessica Almasy, Christian Felix

For Kate Benson preparing a Thanksgiving Day dinner for the relatives is more like a highly charged basketball game. And although the holidays are suppose to be happy times of togetherness, the tensions that are often stirred up between relatives at this time of the year are put on sharp display in Benson’s stylized farce with a weird off centered dark comedic side.

A Beautiful Day in November On the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes

NEW GEORGES in association with WOMEN’S PROJECT THEATER is presenting an inventive staging of A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson and directed by Lee Sunday Evans at City Center State II.

Gerry Bamman, Mia Katigbak, Nina Hellman, Brooke Ishibashi, Heather Alicia Simms, Jessica Almasy, Christian Felix

For Kate Benson preparing a Thanksgiving Day dinner for the relatives is more like a highly charged basketball game. And although the holidays are suppose to be happy times of togetherness, the tensions that are often stirred up between relatives at this time of the year are put on sharp display in Benson’s stylized farce with a weird off centered dark comedic side.

A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes opened on January 12 at City Center for 4 weeks only after a sold out downtown run. The play was first presented downtown by New Georges last year with a slightly different cast in association with Women’s Project Theater.

A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes is now playing at City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street through February 7. For tickets call 212-581-1212, or nycitycenter.org. Photos: Heather Phelps-Lipton

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