Aisle View: Last Supper of The Gabriels
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Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Lynn Hawley
and Meg Gibson in Women of a Certain Age
Photo: Joan Marcus
There's something rotten in the state of New York, town of Rhinebeck. Not rotten, exactly; rather, festering and smoldering. Ghosts of the past and ghosts of the soon-to-be future, mixed with resentment and malaise. Playwright/director Richard Nelson ends his masterly trilogy, The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family, with Women of a Certain Age.
The Gabriel family, who have been precariously slipping from the comfortable life they have enjoyed for generations, encountered difficulties in Hungry (which took place and opened on March 4) and stood near the brink of financial catastrophe in What Did You Expect? (which took place and opened on September 10). The proceedings of Women of a Certain Age (which takes place and opened yesterday, on Election Day) conclude at about 7 P.M., which is to say after the characters voted--presumably for Hillary, with a
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