Jake is a writer. He is married to Maggie, but his marriage is in trouble. He cannot stop thinking about other women in his life, characters he invents conversations with. He is constantly talking to: his deceased wife Julie, his daughter Molly, his sister Karen, and his psychiatrist Edith. All he does is have imaginary conversations with real people that are at the moment out of his life. Maggie cannot stand his mind wandering off all the time and decides to separate for six months and at the end of six months they will decide whether or not to remain together. Jake has a few girl friends, but spends the six months, while waiting for Maggie, only talking to these imaginary people, and a few times to real people.
Rosemea D.S. MacPherson
Did You Know?
The first ever production of Neil Simon
"Jake's Women" was performed in Los Angeles in 1990 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California, the season running from March until April that year. As such, this tele-movie was made and released about six years after this. According to Neil Simon
, after this season closed, he re-wrote around 70% of the play. Simon canceled the Broadway booking after the Californian run, it was the first time out of twenty-four productions that Simon ever closed out of town. See more
Oh, Lady Be Good
Written by Ira Gershwin
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