June 29, 2007: Two very different roads to the past are being traveled by two very different actresses in the Roundabout Theater Company’s mildly entertaining, maddeningly disjunctive revival of “Old Acquaintance,” John Van Druten’s 1940 comedy of high-heeled and round-heeled sexual mores in literary Manhattan.READ THE REVIEW
Old Acquaintance BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- June 28, 2007
- August 19, 2007
Theater: American Airlines / 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
This drawing-room comedy is about two childhood friends who have grown into very different adults. Though they are both successful authors, independent Katharine "Kit" Markham carries on an affair with a younger man while divorcee Mildred "Millie" Drake refuses to loosen the apron-strings on her teenage daughter, Deidre. But when Deidre’s struggles to become more like her idol Kit have far-reaching consequences, the two women who thought they were growing apart may have much more in common than they’d like to admit.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Old Acquaintance