While celebrating their wedding anniversary, Fran and Martin are driven to opposite sides of one of the most profound questions a mother or father can face. What happens when parenthood and patriotism collide?

Reviews of Lovely Day

“Blair Brown is as skillful a director as she is an actress.”

“…well-served by director Blair Brown and the cast…O’Connell gives a completely authentic performance…Rasche exquisitely limns a man puzzled by his wife’s transformation…Picayo offers a wonderfully subtle characterization…”

“It’s about time a playwright explored how the war in Iraq affects family members who have opposing political viewpoints.”

Photos by Carol Rosegg

New York Premiere
JAN 12 – FEB 12, 2006

Written by Leslie Ayvazian
Directed by Blair Brown

Diedre O’Connell
Javier Picayo
David Rasche

Set Design:
David Korins
Costume Design:
Michael Krass
Lighting Design:
Paul Whitaker
Sound Design:
Darron L. West
Production Stage Manager:
Lisa Iacucci


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