Greenwich Village in the 1940s couldn’t be any different than the neighborhood today, right?
We’re guessing things may have changed a tad, but we’re excited to see what it was like in simpler times. With plenty of shenanigans nonetheless.
In My Sister Eileen, which inspired the musical Wonderful Town, siblings Ruth and Eileen move to NYC to follow their dreams. They end up in a basement apartment that reminds us of the Schlemiel/Schlimazel setup of those sister-like pals Laverne and Shirley. From start to finish, we’re treated to a cavalcade of eccentric characters who factor into Ruth’s pursuit to become a writer and Eileen’s endeavors to make it big on Broadway, all while providing a snapshot of life in a different era.
The play delivers good-natured, hilarious comedy that’s just the break we need from our jaded real-world existence.
Even if it’s just for a couple of hours.
My Sister Eileen
Through August 5
Tickets: $19 to $28
MainStage Irving–Las Colinas
Dupree Theatre, Irving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving
Photo by Mike Morgan