Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Mulgrew Sled Down the Luge Track of Off-Broadway’s ‘Somewhere Fun’

Kate Mulgrew and Kathleen ChalfantBy David Gordon, theatermania

The veteran actresses discuss their work in Jenny Schwartz’s new drama about love and death.

They’ve never worked together before, but it’s as though veteran stage actresses Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Mulgrew, now starring in Jenny Schwartz’s Somewhere Fun at the Vineyard Theatre, are connected at the brain. Almost in unison they sing the praises of the off-Broadway mainstay for shepherding this difficult play about love, death, and lost friendships through various workshops. They also speak highly of their director, Anne Kauffman, for being able to bring to life marvelous stage directions like [SPOILER ALERT] “Rosemary has melted.”

TheaterMania sat down with the ladies in the Vineyard green room following a recent student matinee performance to talk about their relationship, on stage and off. What follows are excerpts from the long-ranging conversation…

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