“Unbroken Circle” takes place in Galveston, Texas in 1970. A relative has passed away and extended family is brought together for the first time in years. Family secrets, heartbreak and trials arise. With every twist and turn of the script, the audience finds themselves more intrigued to see what will happen next. This story runs deep, is well written and tremendously acted.
The father character, Bobby, played by James Wesley was also the playwright. His daughter in real life, Juli Wesley, played his daughter in the play as well. It seemed to bring a realness to the show and natural chemistry. June, the aunt, played by Eve Plumb is best known for her role of Jan on “The Brady Bunch”. She did a great job of playing the overly religious, nagging, catty woman. The mother, Ruby, played by Suzanna Hay was a standout. She whisked around the stage acting friendly and yet held the deepest, darkest secrets of them all. There really were no weak links in the cast. Everyone was a joy to watch.
You know a play is a winner when intermission comes and you didn’t realize an hour had flown by. This show is one that leaves you wanting more, even as the lights dim on the final scene. The show is playing at the St. Luke’s Theatre on 46th Street. For more information click here: http://www.unbrokencircletheplay.com/