“The Assembled Parties” welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A houseguest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly — or perhaps by design — insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs’ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. Infused with humor, the play is an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium. The play marks the 10th collaboration between Tony-winning playwright Richard Greeneberg and Manhattan Theatre Club.
Joining us in The Greene Space for an inside look at the play will be Tony-nominee Jessica Hecht (“A View from the Bridge,” “Harvey”); Tony and two-time Emmy winner Judith Light (“Other Desert Cities,” “Lombardi”); and Tony-nominee Jeremy Shamos. Part of our ongoing Inside Look series.