a swanky 1976 cocktail party, we witness the last gasp of two former
friends. Composer Franklin Shepard, at the pinnacle of success in the
entertainment world, is miserable. Author Mary Flynn is outspoken,
loud and drunk. They argue about their old pal Charley Kringas, whose
name can’t even be mentioned without ire.
you pay attention to theater on a regular basis, you surely know Stephen
Sondheim’s name. He’s has been esteemed as the greatest creator of
musical theater for more than 50 years. When he turned 80 in 2010, there
were celebrations across the United States and around the world.
Cincinnati has been fertile terrain for his work.