The Other Place (play)
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The Other Place had its world premiere Off-Broadway in an MCC Theater production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on March 28, 2011, in a limited run that ended May 1, 2011. Directed by Joe Mantello, the cast starred Laurie Metcalf and Dennis Boutsikaris.[dead link][dead link]
The play then had its West Coast premiere at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco, California on September 12, 2012, in a limited run that ended October 14, 2012. Directed by Loretta Greco, the cast starred Henny Russell (as Juliana Smithton) and Donald Sage Mackay, with Carrie Paff, and Patrick Russell.
The play had its Broadway premiere in a Manhattan Theatre Club production at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 10, 2013 and closed on March 3, 2013 after 34 previews and 61 performances. The cast starred Laurie Metcalf and Daniel Stern, and was directed by Joe Mantello.
The Other Place received two Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and Outstanding Actress In A Play (Laurie Metcalf). Laurie Metcalf won an Obie Award, Performance. Metcalf was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. 
Juliana is fifty two years old and a brilliant drug-company scientist. She is giving a speech to a neurological convention. As she speaks we cut away to scenes with her doctor, phone calls from her estranged daughter, and arguments with her husband who may or may not be divorcing her. Through it all she constantly refers to "the other place", a cottage on Cape Cod that the family once owned, and a place where Juliana feels she may reunite with her missing daughter and find some peace of mind. Juliana becomes argumentative with everyone around her and appears increasingly confused. The phone calls from the missing daughter may be a delusion. Juliana believes that she has a brain tumor and says that her mother and other relatives all died of brain tumors at an early age.
Eventually Juliana actually visits the other place and encounters the current owner whom she mistakenly believes to be her daughter. The woman is initially hostile and has problems of her own. But soon the two women find mutual comfort as Juliana's husband arrives to take her home. In a poignant closing monologue she finally confronts what is really going on.
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- Rickwald, Bethany. "Henny Russell to Star in Magic Theatre's West Coast Premiere of 'The Other Place'" theatermania.com, August 31, 2012
- Jones, Kenneth. "Broadway Run of Sharr White's 'The Other Place' Ends March 3" playbill.com, March 3, 2013
- The Other Place Playbill Vault
- Gans, Andrew. "Outer Critics Circle Nominees Include 'Sister Act', 'Anything Goes', 'Book of Mormon'" Archived 2011-04-29 at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, April 26, 2011
- Gans, Andrew. " 'Chad Deity, Ethan Hawke, Laurie Metcalf, Thomas Sadoski, Charlayne Woodard Win Obie Awards" Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, May 16, 2011
- Gans, Andrew. "Nominations Announced for 67th Annual Tony Awards; 'Kinky Boots' Earns 13 Nominations" Archived 2013-10-21 at the Wayback Machine playbill.com, April 30, 2013
- " 'Other Place' offers mystery concealed by maybes" by Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe, September 18, 2013
- Perry Tannenbaum, Theater review: The Other Place offers a mystery in St. Thomas, Creative Loafing Charlotte, January 14, 2014
- Who Do You Think You Are, Anyway? Theatre Review by Charles Isherwood New York Times, January 10, 2013