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Mary, Mary

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Dated, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

About the show

Retro Productions kicks off its 2019 season with one of the longest running Broadway comedies of the 1960’s, about a divorced couple who are reunited, in the hopes that they can avert an audit by the IRS. More…

Mary is a compulsively wise-cracking magazine editor who uses her sense of humor to shield her insecurities, while Bob is an infuriatingly sensible publisher. Their marriage ended in divorce and they haven't seen each other in 9 months, but now Mary has been called back to Bob's apartment by their mutual friend and lawyer, Oscar. Throw in Bob's young fiancée Tiffany; his old war buddy, the handsome and single film hero whose star is in decline, Dirk Winston; and one major snow storm--and we begin to wonder, will Mary and Bob recognize that they are soul mates in time to get back together before they each end up in the arms of another? 



Member Reviews (10)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Dated, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

50
Poorly cast, Disappointing, Dated

See it if If you want to see a dated Rom Com

Don't see it if Your time would be better spent seeing the movie [which is not that good either but I remember from my childhood] or any Doris Day comedy.

60
Disappointing, Dated

See it if you want to relive the early 1960's and think it was an interesting time culturally.

Don't see it if you were hoping for an interesting production of a very very dated play.

Also I was really looking forward to seeing this play. I still remember eno... Read more Read less

62
Dizzying, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You're interested in seeing a throwback to the rom-coms of the 50s.it's definitely of its time and has a place in theater history

Don't see it if The Miscasting of the leading lady is going to bother you .it was very distracting and through the whole thing off kilter


May 8th, 2019
"A window on the 1960's, the problem for younger people will be the number of household names that aren't well-known anymore like Elizabeth Arden, Jack Warner, Louella Parsons, and David Susskind, pioneers who should not have been forgotten. The show program conveniently has a Pop Culture Glossar...
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May 7th, 2019
"This Xennial derived pleasure from the silver-haired audience filling the majority of the seats...I enjoyed their laughter and nostalgia, made obvious by their knowing sighs during those intimate moments best understood by couples who have been together long enough to finish each other's sentenc...
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May 11th, 2019
"Yet for all the funny lines in this romantic comedy, this production of 'Mary, Mary' garners few laughs. It isn’t that the actors aren’t trying; more adept direction would have guided them toward better comic timing and tighter humorous synapses. Furthermore, 'Mary, Mary' is by no means the best...
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May 9th, 2019
"On Broadway in its prime, the play was revolutionary, charming, and witty...Attempting to resuscitate this dated work now, Retro’s 'Mary' seems quaint at best, and unbearably dull at worst. The laugh factor alone has seriously dropped...Director Shay Gines and the cast fail to pump any needed en...
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