Let's Talk Off Broadway

Yvonne Korshak reviews Off-Broadway, Broadway, Film and Art

Tag: John Patrick Shanley

Review | Prodigal Son | Written and Directed by John Patrick Shanley | Manhattan Theatre Club

… man of letters …

Prodigal Son is a beautifully produced and inspiring play about a brawling, drinking, stealing Irish boy from the Bronx whose intelligence – and good looks — land him a scholarship to a Catholic prep school in New Hampshire.

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Susan Mitchell and John Talerico in John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Review | Danny and the Deep Blue Sea | By John Patrick Shanley | Starring Susan Mitchell and John Talerico | Directed by Lissa Moira | Theater for the New City

Susan Mitchell and John Talerico in Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Susan Mitchell and John Talerico. Photo Peter Welch

… how far can love take you? …

Two very broken people meet in a desolate bar, tough-guy Danny, who thinks he may have killed a man last night, and Roberta, driven by shame to the edge of crazy despair.

Roberta, morphing from flirtatious to hysterical (the shifts done superbly by Susan Mitchell) tries to allure Danny who turns near murderous on the dime at any approach (a violently scary John Talerico).

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