The Assembled Parties

Inside Look: The Assembled Parties

Thursday, May 2, 2013

5:00 PM

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the world-premiere production of "The Assembled Parties" with cast members Judith Light, Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos.

"The Assembled Parties" welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A houseguest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly — or perhaps by design — insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs’ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. Infused with humor, the play is an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium. The play marks the 10th collaboration between Tony-winning playwright Richard Greeneberg and Manhattan Theatre Club.

Joining us in The Greene Space for an inside look at the play will be Tony-nominee Jessica Hecht (“A View from the Bridge,” “Harvey”); Tony and two-time Emmy winner Judith Light (“Other Desert Cities,” “Lombardi”); and Tony-nominee Jeremy Shamos.  Part of our ongoing Inside Look series.

Guests:

Judith Light

Hosted by:

Arthur Yorinks