Meghan Andrews in the role of Beverly Nowak,
Andrews completely inhabits her role as the wisecracking, beer-swigging, bowling league–playing, tough girl/sibling in this sniping but supportive family. It’s as though she just stepped off a bus from Buffalo, N.Y., and took up residence onstage at The Colony.
In an incredibly strong ensemble cast, Butch Klein makes an indelible impression as the flamboyant Peter, a character unmistakably fulfilling playwright Phillip Dawkins’s need to bring a little Nathan Lane into the proceedings. Klein overcomes all the inherent traps as a clichéd musical theater–obsessed queen getting dumped by his younger lover, breaking our hearts as he observes, “I deserve to be dated on purpose!”
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