Critical Mass

Postcard_Front2CRITICAL MASS
A comedy by Joanne Sydney Lessner
“It’s a Ken Ludwig play, only smarter.” — Theatermania

Carrie Greenlea reviews live opera performances, skewering unsuspecting singers for everything from bad high notes to bad nose jobs. Her husband, Norman, reviews recordings, and, having failed at a singing career himself, prefers to equivocate rather than hurt anyone’s feelings. The cracks in their marriage and in their respective approaches to criticism are broken wide open when Stefano Donato, a mediocre Italian tenor whose career they have jointly ruined, moves in with them and proceeds to exact revenge!

Winner of the 2009 Heiress Productions Playwriting Competition
The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row, October-November, 2010

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