Theater: Double Profile SWEET SUE

Profile SWEET SUE by A.R. Gurney Jr.

The curtain goes up to reveal Mary Tyler Moore sketching a naked young man. She plays a woman not unlike herself, a greeting-card artist seeking to outgrow a Goody Two-Shoes image in her work and life. The youth she is drawing -- or maybe only imagines she is drawing -- is her son's Dartmouth roommate. He is compact and dark. Or lanky and blond. Two actors, John K. Linton and Barry Tubb, have the role but do not alternate: they are often onstage at the same time, embodying different aspects of the character. For that matter, Moore is not alone either:...

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