After L.A

Horwitz, Simi
August 2004
Back Stage;8/20/2004, Vol. 45 Issue 34, p11
Trade Publication
Jessica Hecht is in the peculiar position of having been singled out for praise by New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley. Indeed, her performance as Louise, Quentin's beleaguered wife in Arthur Miller's "After the Fall," was the only aspect of the Roundabout revival that Brantley had any use for. Hecht, a 30-something Bloomfield, Conn. native, is stunningly straightforward. Miller's autobiographical play centers on his tormented marriage to Marilyn Monroe, played by Carla Gugino, while considering his earlier disintegrating relationship with his first wife and other close friends.


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