Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) and Gina Gershon (Bye, Bye, Birdie) are to headline Annabelle Gurwitch’s I See You Made An Effort. The one-night-only special benefit event will take place March 10 as part of the 35th Anniversary Season at Second Stage Theatre.
Along with Ripley and Gershon, the lineup will also include Henry Alford, Ilana Levine, Sandra Santiago, Amy Brenneman, Judy Gold, Jessica Hecht, Tonya Pinkins and Annabella Sciorra.
Is 50 the new 40 or is 50 just still 50? In I See You Made An Effort, Gurwitch explores the hazards of turning 50, including outsourcing your endocrine system and falling in lust at the Genius bar. Adapted from her upcoming book of the same name, the evening will turn an unflinching and hilarious eye towards the myriad of issues women can expect to encounter in their middle years. From navigating the extensive anti-aging offerings in the department store beauty counter to negotiating the ins-and-outs of acceptable behavior with a teenage son, I See You Made An Effort is the ultimate coming-of-middle-age story and a must-see for women everywhere.