Theatre Presents “The Good Doctor”


Westwood Student Press

Danny Lang ’16 and Tony Neilson ’18 perform a scene from ‘The Good Doctor’.

Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief

On Nov. 5, 7, and 8, Theatre put on The Good Doctor by Neil Simon in the Black Box Theatre.

The Good Doctor is a period comedy narrated by an unnamed Russian writer facing writer’s block, who tells the audience numerous stories as he attempts to write them out.

The Good Doctor first debuted on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in 1973, and wrapped up its run in 1974 after 208 performances and eight previews. The Good Doctor has won one Tony Award, and was nominated for four additional Tony Awards during its initial run.

“[We chose The Good Doctor] because it’s funny and a break from the regular frame of a play, it breaks up into scenes and has a conversational tone with the audience,” Dhrov Subrumanion ‘15 said. “It allowed for a lot more people and different kinds of characters.”

Theatre students have been rehearsing The Good Doctor since the last week of September.

“I’ve been in a lot of plays but I was still really nervous,” Riley Nelson ‘17 said. “My character requires a lot of energy and is very physical so I had been amping myself up. I had been really over energetic so I had to compensate it for my overall performance.”