THE PARISIAN WOMAN at South Coast Repertory Theatre

Photo by Ben Horak/SCR

THE PARISIAN WOMAN by Beau Willomon.

Deborah Klugman – ArtsBeatLA

In the title role Dana Delaney transforms Beau Willomon’s middling comedy into a crackling satire that makes trenchant commentary on the abuse of power. Delaney plays Chloe, the wife of an ambitious lawyer (Steven Weber) on the short list to be the President’s pick for attorney general. Chloe is a woman of leisure. While her husband Tom is out doing whatever ambitious D.C. lawyers do, she lolls about – reading, shopping, and having affairs.