The Leonard Lopate Show

Mail Order Brides, The Wyoming Plains, and the Dark Side of a Tall Tale

Tuesday, March 10, 2015






Tracy Middendorf and Kelly McAndrew star in the new Beth Henley play, “Abundance,” directed by Jenn Thompson. It is the tall tale of Bess and Macon, two mail-order brides lured to the plains of Wyoming by the promise of new beginnings. As wild and unpredictable as the untamed West itself, this fierce and funny adventure spans a 25-year friendship and, along the way, unearthing the dark underside of American mythology and the unbreakable bonds of female friendship. "Abundance" will run through March 28 at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row.


 Kelly McAndrew, Tracy Middendorf and Jenn Thompson




The Leonard Lopate Show

The Late Christopher Bean

Thursday, December 03, 2009


Director Jenn Thompson and actress Mary Bacon discuss the "The Late Christopher Bean," a comedy rarely seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1932. It tells the story of a country doctor who learns that the paintings a poor former tenant gave him instead of rent are suddenly valuable and sought after by a New York art collector. "The Late Christopher Bean" is playing at the Beckett Theater, 410 West 42nd Street, through December 12. 


Mary Bacon and Jenn Thompson





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