Of the many things to love about 6th Street Playhouse’s “The Book Club Play,” three can be found in a message from the director, Jess Headington. She wants to create a situation where the audience can see the world from a different perspective. Through humor people can find, as the main character Ana obsessively seeks, “our better selves.” Discovery and new perspectives, especially while laughing, are the products of smart comedy.
“Gypsy: a Musical Fable,” by Arthur Laurents with music and lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, presented by 6th Street Playhouse beginning Sep. 20, features Broadway character actress Kathy Fitzgerald starring as Mama Rose. Expect this show to sell out quickly; make plans now to attend one of the performances between Sept. 20 and Oct. 20.