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Review: Swing State Hits It Out of the Park
September 17, 2023, 9:13.22 pm ET


Photo: Liz Lauren

By Brian Scott Lipton

“You must go on. I can’t go on. I’ll go on.”

Samuel Beckett’s now-legendary quote should be embroidered on a pillow found in the semi-cluttered first floor of a Wisconsin farmhouse (magnificently designed by Todd Rosenthal). That’s because the vast home is owned by the recently widowed, deeply unhappy Peg (an equally magnificent Mary Beth Fisher), the central character of Rebecca Gilman’s engrossing and moving four-character drama “Swing State,” now getting its New York premiere at the Audible Theatre at Minetta Lane Theatre under the pitch-perfect direction of the legendary Robert Falls. Continue Reading...