April 11, 2012: 59 East 59 Theaters welcomed Glasgow-based Communicado The
atre Company to the Scotland week celebrations with the US premiere of Federer Versus Murray by Gerda stevenson, which opened last night. The playwright directs and stars as the wife Flo opposite Dave Anderson as Jimmy in the three character drama that focuses on a married couple mourning the death of their son in the Afghanistan War.
We follow Flo and Jimmy’s painful journey to coming to acceptance and the different paths they take in the process of mourning becomes the baisis for the story’s conflict. The drama tracks the couple from the claustrophobic flat in Scotland to the Swiss Alps against backdrop of the 2009 classic Federer versus Murray Wimbledon match that pits the Swiss master oppposite Scotland’s golden boy. The device allow Flo and Jimmy their final clash in facial war paint.
The performance schedule at 59E59 Theaters between Park and Madison Avenues is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday at 8:30 pm; Saturday at 2:30 pm & 8:30 pm; Sunday at 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm. To purchase tickets call 212-279-4200 or go to www.59359.org
… Barry Gordin