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‘Two Weekends and a Day’ Has Promise But Needs More Work

New Theatre’s cast for the world premiere of Susan J. Westfall’s Two Weekends and a Day with (front) Harold Clinton Archambault, Evelyn Perez, Kim Ostrenko, (back) Susie Kreitman Taylor, Barbara Sloan and R. Kent Wilson (Photo by Eileen Suarez)

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, for  SouthFloridaReporter.com, Nov 25, 2015 – The reward for mounting and seeing new work in the 21st Century paradigm of play development is being in on the genesis of art in the early stages of its creation.

The price tag is the same.

Susan J. Westfall’s Two Weekends and a Day at New Theatre is a classic example of a world premiere that has admirable virtues worth exploring further, but a serious need for more re-tooling.

On one hand, the veteran local theater hand lays out a dozen insightful observations about the essential epoxy that shared history provides for folks in late middle-age, both in friendships and marriages. Westfall creates scores of moments that resonate deeply with audience members whose decades-long alliances get them through emotional crises and the encroaching specter of mortality.

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