A Bad Friend

by Jules Feiffer

May 28 – June 26, 2005

Synopsis

Set in 1950s during the McCarthy era, a Brooklyn family is in the red glare of the anxiety engendered by the paranoia of the times.

Feiffer’s play reminds us that some viruses never die. They need only genuine fear to allow them to rise with renewed force. The fear of terrorism has already led to erosions of our personal freedoms and a contraction of constitutional rights.

A bullying form of patriotism is too often the norm. Many of us who love this country are filled with anguish about the easy way in which its great virtues are being thrown away. Many of us remember the 1950s.

Remember, Feiffer urges us. Remember.

– Pete Hamill
Excerpted from Lincoln Center Review

Who’s Who

The Cast

Rose:LAUREN FELDMAN
Naomi: TRACEY MOORE
Shelly: AVI HOFFMAN
Emil: KEVIN REILLEY
Morty: ANDY QUIROGA
Fallon: NICK VELKOV

The Artists

Playwright: Jules Feiffer
Director: Joseph Adler
Set: Alexander Okun
Lighting: David Goodman
Music/Sound: Michael J. Hoffmann
Videos: Walter J. Collins
Costumes: Erin Amico
Props: Claire Savitt
Technical Director: Carlos Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Michael John Carroll


A Bad Friend

Photos: George Schiavone