Donald Margulies writes interesting, contemporary plays that make up with intellect what they lack in action and movement. The New Jewish Theatre's production of "Sight Unseen," his play examining the value of art, the ambition of the artist, and the repercussions of past relationships, is a finely wrought drama that celebrates his cerebral approach.
Margie is a single mother with an adult dependent child, living in South Boston, a.k.a. 'Southie'. She has just lost her job. Her attempts to find a new job bring her into contact with an old boyfriend, Mike, now a successful doctor. This meeting of two worlds with a common origin explores issues of class, poverty and relationships in both a dramatic and often funny way.