‘Social Security’ takes center stage
Comedy has weekend exclusivity at Yorkville theater during month
YORKVILLE — The premise of the Follies Theatre’s new comedy, “Social Security,” seems straight-forward enough: An overbearing, judgemental, and ill-tempered mother moves in with her daughter and son-in-law, turning their lives completely upside down. However, the twist to this show, according to producer Don Grant Zellmer, is in the telling. “We don’t even meet the mother until the end of the first act,” he explained. “Everything up to her arrival (accompanied by the theme from “Jaws”) is setup in a very smart, funny, and unpredictable way.”
The unusual structure is due, according to the producers, to the fact that “Social Security” was written by screenwriter Andrew Bergman, the creator of “Blazing Saddles” and “Soapdish,” and is his only venture in playwriting for the live theatre.
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