The exquisite set and hospitable lighting are not the only things captivating audiences at the Acorn Theater on Theater Row. Abigail’s Party revolves around Laurence and Beverly, who are hosting a “get to know you” get together for their new neighbors Tony and Angela. Also in attendance is their neighbor Susan, whose daughter, Abigail, is also having a party. The well written comedy boasts aggressive characters and strong personalities which make for an exciting and humorous night at the theater. Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Beverly, whose loud attitude, and pushy and belittling demeanor, creates constant conflict and amusing anecdotes which keeps the play moving forward at a quick pace. Overall, a very enjoyable play that kept the audience laughing and entertained.
The New Group presents
The Acorn Theater
410 W 42nd street between 9th and 10th ave, Theater Row
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