The Sunshine State
Amanda Peet’s playwriting debut
From Saving Silverman to The Good Wife, Amanda Peet's acting roles have run the gamut. But you’ll never guess what glowing talent she’s been keeping behind the scenes.
Yesterday, in what may be her most daring accomplishment to date, the NYC native made her playwriting debut in the new off-Broadway production The Commons of Pensacola.
Presented by the Manhattan Theatre Club and directed by award winner Lynne Meadow (you’ve seen Doubt, right?), Peet’s play features a star-studded cast, boasting the likes of Tony Award-winner Blythe Danner as well as our beloved Sarah Jessica Parker.
Billed a “dramedy,” The Commons of Pensacola follows Danner, the wife of a crooked Wall Street mogul, who, in the wake of her husband’s financial scandal, flees her luxe New York City life for a modest one-bedroom condo in Pensacola, Florida. Then comes a visit from her daughter (hey, SJP), revealing a few more misgivings, and the rest is good ’ol family turmoil.
Given the company she keeps (um, her husband created Game of Thrones for HBO), all bets are on this being the show to see this season.
Runs through January 26; New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., (between Sixth and Seventh aves.); 212-581-1212 or thecommonsofpensacola.com