And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little

And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little Written by Paul Zindel Directed by Shay Gines Presented by Retro Productions at Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC May 5-20, 2017

New York's Retro Productions has been pursuing its mission statement of telling "good theatrical stories which have an historical perspective" for over a decade now. With an emphasis on 20th-century plays, Retro, under artistic director Heather E. Cunningham, operates according to the belief that giving expression to these voices from our past helps us to better contextualize and understand our present. Indeed, it is not difficult to envision the connections between the late-1960s setting of Retro's newest revival, the darkly comic And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, and 2017's own tensions around race, gender, military conflict, and political upheaval. Truthfully -- and significantly -- it wouldn't take much adjustment at all to reimagine the play, which has reached its half-century anniversary, as taking place in our contemporary milieu.
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