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Retreat from Moscow

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A 2004 Tony nominee for Best Play, this play is about the end of a three-decade marriage and the subsequent emotional fallout. Edward and Alice have been married for 33 years. He is a teacher at a boys’ school, perfectly at home with his daily crossword and lately engrossed in reading about Napoleon’s costly invasion of Moscow. She is an observant Catholic, exacting and opinionated, and has been collecting poems about lost love for a new anthology. Jamie, their diffident thirty-two year old son, is visiting for the weekend when Edward announces he has met another woman. Retreat is about love, hatred, betrayal, sacrifice and the role that each can play in a decades-long marriage once the near-inevitable ennui sets in.