Retreat From Moscow

by William Nicholson, directed by Marna Lawrence

June 2, 3, 4, 2006 (Fri.-Sun.) Alice is editing an anthology of poetry, while her husband, Edward, a history teacher, has become obsessed with a book about Napoleon’s disastrous retreat from Moscow in 1812. After 33 years of marriage, they are breaking up. They have a grown son who lives in London; non-judgmental, intelligent and articulate, he finds himself in the painful position of go-between and confidante to both parents. The psychological brilliance of the play is both subtle and powerful. At its 2003 opening in New York, Howard Kissel, Daily New drama critic, called it “that Broadway rarity, a play for adults.”

Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY.
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.