Written by Donald Margulies
Produced by Primary Stages
Directed by Evan Cabnet
Costumes by Jenny Mannis
Lighting by Keith Parham
Sound by Josh Schmidt
"The funniest thing about Donald Margulies' The Model Apartment - now being revived by Primary Stages nearly 20 years after its Off Broadway debut (also, incidentally, by Primary Stages) - is the set. From the popcorn ceiling to the indoor-outdoor carpeting, Lauren Helpern's design is the pinnacle of Florida-condo-retiree chic. Wicker furniture? A gilded starfish tchotchke? As Max (Joel Blum) says upon entering: "I'm telling you: these furnishings: tops.""
-- Entertainment Weekly
"The nagging urge didn't begin the minute Max (Mark Blum) and Lola (Kathryn Grody) come through the door of the Florida model apartment (Lauren Helpern's perfectly right set) they've temporarily been offered sometimes in the '80s while finishing touches are put on the new home they've bought."
-- Huffington Post
"We're aware from their late-night entrance into the model apartment of the title, a tasteful, soulless Florida condo (splendidly designed by Lauren Helpern), that something about them is a little bit off, we just can't put our finger on it."
"Evan Cabnet's staging, on a superb realistic set by Lauren Helpern, is gripping from start to finish."