Live Theatre Returns! The Yellow Rose Theater Presents Gigi’s Party at Athenaeum Theatre (Through April 25th, 2021)

It’s 2058 and advances in technology allow humans to live to be 170 years old. But is life worth living this long? This is the question that Gigi asks herself. She is in an unhappy marriage. She is having an affair that doesn’t excite her. Her job bores her. With nothing to look forward to, she decides to throw a D-Party, which means one final party before she ends her life.

This play is an exploration of the effect of science creating a longer life span, while at the same time the fall of religion. Without religion, can people still find a purpose in life?

The entire cast is excellent. Joseph Zaki (Playwright) is great as the father with a much different perspective on the situation than the others. Katherine Wttermann is solid as Gigi, a woman lost in life. Thomas Tong is superb as Zak, who is proud of his accomplishments in medical technology and wishes to get everything he can out of life. Stephanie Sullivan is good as Zak’s wife, who barely tolerates his antics. Joe Bushell is excellent as Zak’s friend who has many opposing views but still maintains the friendship. Sam Sage is interesting as Gigi’s husband, who pleads with her not to end things. Lastly, Madeline Diego and Sophie Vitello are great as the friends whom Zak tries to pick up in the bar.

It is fantastic to be getting back to in person entertainment. The theatre on the second floor at Athenaeum Theatre is usually jam packed with seats, so the socially distanced seating creats a more comfortable environment. With temperature checks at the door and the cast being fully vaccinated, it was a very safe experience.

Cost of a ticket: $32

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Get tickets now for Gigi’s Party!

Quinn Delaney

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