- By Dennis Petrone
- Photo By Michael Lamont
Television and film star Andrea Evans, probably best known for her long run as Tina Lord on ABC’s iconic soap opera One Life to Live, is hitting the floorboards in the world premiere of a play this month in L.A. Written by Dramatists Guild Fellow Andrea Lepcio, and directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid, Brigadoon, The Heebie Jeebies), Dinner at Home between Deaths explores the world of New York’s high society and high finance through the lens of unquenchable, untamable greed. It’s a black comedic thriller inspired by the Bernie Madoff-type characters and Ponzi-type schemes responsible for bringing the global economy to its knees. Who were these people? And how could they knowingly destroy so many lives?
“It’s very sophisticated,” says Evans. “The characters are complex and interesting. In 90 minutes you really go on a roller coaster.” Of her own character Pat, sister-in-law to crooked financier Sean Lynch (Todd Waring of ABC’s Chasing Life), Evans believes her fans will be pleased. “In many ways Pat’s similar to other characters I’ve portrayed—married, glamorous, part of New York high society—at times lovable, at times horrific. But a little bit something different. I don’t think they’ll be disappointed.”
Dinner at Home between Deaths opens April 2nd at the Odyssey Theatre as a special, guest production. It runs weekends (Friday and Saturday evenings, Sunday matinee) through May 8th. Check it out.
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