Smart Bets: MILF at the Magnetic Field

Writes Xpress theater critic David Hopes: Annie, the blond, voluptuous suburban housewife in Lucia Del Vecchio’s new musical, MILF, attracts the amorous attentions of every male in the neighborhood, except her nebbish, tenure-grubbing husband, Greg. She bakes cakes for the high school boosters. She prepares fine meals for her husband, who shrugs them off because anxiety has taken away his appetite. Her son is away. Her girlfriends — Jeanette, Lynette and Bernadette — are backbiting harpies. The boys found about are, of course, hot for her. Roland is sensitive and artistic and is probably the man she would have married in a perfect world. Hank is the hot-shot golden boy who believes he’s God’s gift to womankind. The degree to which sweet Annie is the innocent victim of all the dysfunction around her is the psychological groundwork of this important new work. Find out more at The Magnetic Field, where MILF The Musical runs nightly through Oct. 13. Full details at themagneticfield.com. Read Hopes’ full review at mountainx.com.

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