With an intimate stage setting and hilariously honest characters, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s “Private Lives” transported audience members back to the glamorous 1930s.
The love affairs of the play’s protagonists, though, were anything but glamorous.
The play, which is set in a hotel on the French Riviera, followed respective newlyweds Sibyl and Elyot, and Amanda and Victor. When the two couples end up in adjacent honeymoon suites to the horror of divorcees Elyot and Amanda, chaos ensued and dragged a willing audience with it.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays until Feb. 9
Location: Paul Green Theatre
The low platform stage was almost level with audience seating in the Paul Green Theatre, which placed viewers nearly within the scene and the conflict of rekindled lovers Elyot and Amanda.
For some audience members, proximity was heightened with PlayMakers’ Cafe Society seating, which, for an extra cost, placed them at cafe tables around the stage, complete with mocktails, appetizers, coffee and dessert.