Those glowing notices plus the movie-star sheen and innate coolness of Frances McDormand are causing the show to sell out. And just yesterday, the producers added a three-week extension to the run, which will now end on May 29.
Her life hasn’t turned out nearly as well as his. Her husband ran out on her years ago, she’s got a severely disabled grown daughter and, as the play opens, she’s being fired from her barely-above minimum wage job as a cashier in a dollar store.
Maybe Southies are as crude and casually racist as he portrays them but his characterizations of them seemed to veer into stereotype. I found myself wondering what the people who still live in his old neighborhood might think of how he’s portrayed them onstage.