This is a middling play — if you see it you’re not sorry but you don’t need to see it. Gurney is very talented at engaging the viewer with recognizable character types involved in contemporary topics. The Old Boy was first produced in 1991.
Tag: Laura Esterman
… partial redemption …
Dawn at The Flea Theater has lots to keep you interested including vivid and sensational scenes, great acting and important content — alcoholism and child sexual abuse. It would be stronger if it did not struggle with problems of character and plot.
In the most powerful episode, a pedophile Uncle transforms an on-line Lolita into his sexual partner all the way to rolling-on-the-floor-naked success. It’s the crux in this play of family disaster and a classic scene: well observed, well written, an engine for the narrative and on a significant topic.