Presented by Anacostia Playhouse
by Lee Blessing
Directed by Paul-Douglas Michnewicz
Riches (originally titled, and perhaps better known as The War of the Roses) tells the story of David and Carolyn Rich, an affluent couple whose marriage of many years comes apart on a weekend excursion to celebrate their anniversary. While they live a seemingly perfect life, appearances are not as they seem. Carolyn, a speech therapist, ironically unable to express her feelings, famously quips “I can’t stay in a relationship just because there’s nothing wrong with it.” The couple’s conversation turns to harsh words and eventually to a violent, explosive finish.