|Jerry (Jonahan Hadary) and Betty (Nicole Lowrance) in "Middle of the Night" by Paddy Chayefsky, directed by Jonathan Silverstein at the Keen Theatre through March 29th. Photo by Carol Rosegg.|
In "Middle of the Night," an aging garment Manufacturer, Jerry Kingsley (Jonathan Hadary) is seduced by loneliness and the charms of the Girl from his plant, Betty Preisser (Nicolde Lowrance) into a romance he is not sure is wise. His family, with the exception of his son-in-law, Jack (Todd Bartels) -- his stern sister Eveylyn (Denise Lute) and his daughter Lillian (Mellisa Miller)-- try to dissuade him from continuing the affair.
On Betty's side the objections are even louder. She is only 24 to his 53, and her mother, Mrs. Mueller (Amelia Campbell) doesn't understand why Betty would want to divorce her husband, George (Todd Bartells again) in order to marry an old man. Betty's friend Marilyn (Melissa Miller in the role) is equally puzzled and disapproving.
|Mrs. Mueller (Amelia Campbell) and Betty (Nicole Lowrance) in "Middle of the Night" directed by Jonathan Silverstein for the Keen through March 29th. Photo by Carol Rosegg.|
|Betty (Nicole Lowrance) and Jerry (Jonathan Hadary) embrace in a scene from Chayefsky's "Middle of the Night" directed by Jonathan Silverstein for Keen Company at Theatre Row through March 29th. Photo by Carol Rosegg.|