JAKE’S WOMEN AT THE NEIL SIMON FESTIVAL
The Neil Simon Festival returns with one of Simon’s funniest plays at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta!
Neil Simon’s hilarious exploration of lunacy and loss unfolds in the story of Jake, as he confronts the unraveling of his marriage… and his mind. A novelist more successful with fiction than with real life, Jake holds a series of make-believe conversations with the women throughout his life—his sister, his dead wife, his therapist and his daughter. As reality and fiction start to blur—in wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks—he begins to question his sanity. The women in Jake’s life include his wife of eight years, Maggie, a woman running from everything including herself; his boisterous and meddling sister, Karen; his self-absorbed wisecracking psychiatrist, Edith; his sharp and intelligent daughter, Molly, at two stages of her life; and his lost wife, Julie, earthy, ghostly, magical. As Jake roams through memories, it’s clear he’s seeking an emotional breakthrough that will release him to live in his real life instead of merely observing it from the safety of his word processor.
Tickets are $30 ($10 for current students) and can be purchased via kayentaarts.com. or at 435-674-2787. The show runs exclusively from January 23 – January 26, so get your tickets now!