This new production of Patrick White’s‘charade of suburbia’The Season At Sarsaparilla, is all one could have hoped it could be: a triumph for
director Benedict Andrews and for the STC’s Actors’ Company.
“How do you want your eggs in the morning; scrambled or fertilized?” For those of us who have never experienced the weird and, well… weird world of Speed Dating, this play confirms our worst fears: Olivia
Ansell’s hilarious short play seems more like a cautionary tale than an endorsement.
The Jewish mother has somewhat become a stereotype in entertainment. The portrayal of the overbearing matriarch, who steadfastly drills in to her offspring the crucial importance of retaining the Jewish tradition, has been widely represented in literature, film and theatre.