Theater editor David Cote wraps up a year of theater for TimeOut New York with a list of the Best (And Worst) of 2006. Among those plays included on the Best List is the new Elizabeth Meriwether dark comedy The Mistakes Madeline Made, which debuted at the Culture Project last April. Directed by Evan Cabnet, Mistakes starred Laure Heisler as Edna, an office drone who develops a fear of bathing after her brother (Thomas Sadowski) dies in the Middle East. The play also starred Colleen Werthmann, Ian Brennan, and Brian Henderson. Mistakes joins Grey Gardens, The Pain and the Itch, Stuff Happens and The History Boys as some of Cote's favorite shows of 2006.
Mistakes was later produced by Yale Rep, where it was directed by Mark Rucker, and where Werthmann reprised her role as the anal-retentive Beth opposite Aubrey Dollar's Edna. The Mistakes Madeline Made is available from Dramatist Play Service here.