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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    November 27, 2013
    Closing:
    December 1, 2013

    Theater: Metropolitan Playhouse / 220 East Fourth Street, New York, NY, 10009

    Synopsis: 

    Between his spendthrift second wife and her profligate son Charles, Mr. Apex is soon to be bankrupt. When he appeals to his daughter for aid, they find her inherited fortune has mysteriously disappeared. Accusations fly; betrayals appear to abound; a child is banished, and hopes for justice lie in the hands of an unlikely pair: a ruthlessly practical businessman and a big-hearted nanny. Will any of them see beyond their primary interest...

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Self

    Among Rich Twits, Back in the Day

    Catherine Rampell

    December 2, 2013: Somehow it’s comforting to know that silly rich people were ever thus. Sidney Frances Bateman’s “Self,” treated to a wry revival at the Metropolitan Playhouse, may have been written in 1856, but its high society remains amusingly recognizable: a world of misers and socialites, dandies and ditzes, parvenus and social climbers, whose supposedly excellent breeding excuses their excesses. Middle-aged mean girls spit daggers through their air kisses, and no one will cop to ever having had a grandpa. (If you go back too many generations, after all, some forebear is bound to not have had money.)

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