Sarah Jessica Parker on Returning to Theater, with Blythe Danner

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner discuss their roles in Amanda Peet’s play “The Commons of Pensacola,” about trying to love your family even when you hate what they’ve done. Parker plays Becca who bring her boyfriend to visits her mother (played by Danner) in Pensacola, Florida, after her husband’s Wall Street scam became headline news. How will past and present circumstances inform how this family moves into the future? It’s playing at the Manhattan Theater Club.




Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker

Comments [7]


She has got to be the world's worst interviewer. She asks about 5 questions in one sentence, she is constantly apologizing for herself. As well she should. Awful, just awful. Stick to a script where writes give you your words, please!

Apr. 16 2014 09:11 AM
Sonia from Bronx

I'm with you on Theo Decker!

Jan. 23 2014 11:36 AM
love her from nyc

There is totally a case to made for the third installment of SATC.
I hope that one day, they'll tell it. I loved that show so much...and SJP played such an active role in shaping that show.

Jan. 21 2014 10:37 PM
Cheryl from Jersey City

why is leonard so rude and smug?

Jan. 21 2014 01:16 PM
Ron from Manhattan

You mention mistakes in the theater - go see a longform improv show! Mistakes are embraced and usually hilarious!

Jan. 21 2014 12:27 PM
Susan from nyc

About 20 years or so ago I saw both Sarah Jessica Parker and Blyth Danner in a wonderful play, Sylvia, where Sarah Jessica Parker played a dog so perfectly. Both performances were excellent. I loved it and just had to mention that.

Jan. 21 2014 12:25 PM
Larry from fair lawn, NJ

"Self-pity"? This highly judgmental term always makes me wince when i hear it. With respect, i suggest that this term, like so much in our language, is used reflexively, without any reflection on the term itself. What is pity if not compassion for someone's suffering. Don't we feel pity for the horrors visited upon so many whether it be through war, natural disasters, et. al., and for characters like oedipus, lear, and Blanche Du Bois--so so why this Puritanical criticism for those who give voice to their suffering by disparaging it as 'self-pity"? I'll never understand it.

Jan. 21 2014 12:23 PM

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