Marshall Miles Interviews Nicole Ansari and Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Shakespeare & Company: “The Approach”

Nicole Ansari (she / her )

Nicole Ansari [she / her ]


Nicole Ansari started in European Theatre and Film. She performed with the Théâtre du Soleil under Ariane Mnouchkine in Paris and starred in numerous plays at the Public Theatre in Vienna, in Zuerich, London and NY (Irma la douceMuch Ado About NothingAlmaHamletDaybreakI am Antigone,more

Elizabeth Aspenlieder

Elizabeth Aspenlieder


S&Co: Over 40 productions – favorites: The Waverly GalleryHIRGod of CarnageMother of the Maid (pre–Broadway run, originated role of The Lady of the Court); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeThe Beauty Queen of LeenaneParasite DragMerry Wives of WindsorWinter’s TaleLes Liaisons


‘Holds your attention like a transfixing riddle’ – The Irish Times

Three women have three conversations that draw us into their inner lives. Listen carefully: what will they reveal to each other, and what does each have to hide?

A play about being human, an exploration of betrayal, and an appeal to listen before it’s too late, The Approach follows the story of Anna, Cora, and Denise as they converse over coffee about their shared childhoods and burgeoning middle-age, with much left unspoken.

The Approach will include both in-person and online performances, with tickets ranging in price from $37 to $67; preview performances are $10 less.

Online, The Approach will be made available by live stream at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and via recorded broadcast will be available Saturday May 21, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m.; Saturday May 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets for virtual performances are $27.

Talkbacks will be held with the cast and directors for the following performances:

Thursday 5/12 (7:30p curtain)

Saturday 5/14 (7:30p curtain)

Sunday 5/15 (3p curtain)

Thursday 5/19 (7:30p curtain)

Sunday 5/22 (3p curtain)

Thursday 5/26 (7:30p curtain)

Generously Co-sponsored by Steve Bader and Cathy Monoxelos


All patrons planning to attend any indoor performances are required to show a form of ID and one of the following:

  • Presentation of a COVID vaccination card OR
  • Proof of a negative COVID test taken within the last 48 hours

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