Production poster

Production poster

Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy

Written by Alana McNair and Kate Wilkinson
Directed by Timothy Haskell
July-August 2005
East 13th Street Theatre, New York, NY


Other Productions

Hole in the Wall Theater, New Britain, CT -  2008

Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington, IN - 2007

Stray Cat Theatre, Phoenix, AZ - 2007

Who Wants Cake? Theater, Detroit, MI -  2007

Actor’s Theater of Washington, Washington DC -  2006

Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy is a parody of the 1987 film Fatal Attraction. A big-time corporate lawyer has a one-night stand with a no-nonsense business woman while his wife is away. When the corporate hag forgets her place, all heck breaks loose! The park, the opera, the bunny, and the tub ensue. Skewering the film's blatant fear of the successful business woman and celebration of traditional family values, this Greek Tragedy adopts a chorus that comments on the action by using texts from the Greek tragedy oeuvre, as well as from turn of the century home etiquette propaganda.

Mr. Feldman and Ms. McNair, of the glittering eyes, engage in some impressive ‘Kill Bill’ maneuvers, complete with somersaults for Ms. McNair.
— The New York Times
The authors are well cast in the two female leads with Wilkinson as a lovingly vapid Anne Archer and McNair as a wildly psycho Glenn close.
Best of all, there’s McNair, who portrays Close as a glittery-eyed Amazon with a cloud of over-permed hair and a demented personality that is not so much split as shredded.
— The Star Ledger


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Alana McNair and Kate Wilkinson…get laughs before they even open their mouths. But their deadpan line readings are perfect as well. McNair hams it up as the increasingly psychotic Close.
— smart are McNair and Wilkinson? Smart enough to write themselves the parts of Glenn Close and Anne Archer, respectively. ...McNair’s Glenn Close is hilariously intense, while Wilkinson’s Anne Archer is a comic version of June Cleaver.
— The Siegel Column
McNair has a sexual assertiveness that sometimes explodes!
— Newsday