Edie Falco stars in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Flahive's new drama.
What Is the Story of The Madrid?
The Madrid is the darkly comedic story of Martha, a kindergarten teacher in a Chicago suburb who suddenly walks out on her family and job and starts a new life in a seedy downtown apartment complex named The Madrid. After Martha's disappearance, her 22-year-old-daughter, Sarah, must try to pick up the pieces, including comforting her father, John, who copes by selling everything that reminds him of his wife. Also in the picture: the family's nosy, needy neighbor Becca and her husband, Danny, and Martha's elderly mother, Rose, who alludes to previous episodes in which Martha tried to escape.
What Is The Madrid Like?
In Liz Flahive’s play, a middle-aged wife and mother's seemingly perfect life is splintered by her inexplicable desire to escape. The comedic drama is about a woman in crisis who feels trapped by her family, home and responsibilities. Martha, played by Emmy winner and Tony nominee Edie Falco, paints a portrait of a deeply conflicted person in an ensemble drama that examines a variety of troubled relationships, broken promises and unmet dreams.
Is The Madrid For Kids?
The Madrid contains adult themes and language that might be inappropriate for young children. The production may be a good choice for older, mature teens.