June 17, 2005: Love and sex are commodities only as durable as cut flowers - and perhaps no more significant - in the immaculate drawing room where the unromantic comedy "The Constant Wife" unfolds. The pragmatic heroine of W. Somerset Maugham's 1926 play, Constance Middleton, is a well-groomed Englishwoman who refuses to let the scandal of a straying husband mar the perfection of her emotional décor. She simply rearranges the furniture around the uncomfortable fact, and carries on, wiser perhaps, but certainly not sadder.READ THE REVIEW
The Constant Wife BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- May 16, 2005
- August 21, 2005
Theater: American Airlines / 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
The Constant Wife is a social comedy of marital maneuvers in 1920s upper-class London. Constance Middleton discovers that her husband is having an affair with her best friend. Rather than humiliating herself and others, she denies the affair, defends the two, and sets about turning bad luck, unfaithful friends, local gossip and a broken heart to her own advantage.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Constant Wife