Let's Talk Off Broadway

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

Tag: Roundabout Theatre Company

Review | Picnic by William Inge | Directed by Sam Gold | Roundabout Theatre Company

Picnic is a huge delicious ice cream of a fantasy you don’t even have to feel guilty about giving in to it because it comes in the guise of hard bitten realism.  I loved it.

The action takes place in a small town in the midwest in and around the houses of Flo Owens and Helen Potts and the yard between them.  The set, always on view, is so familiar and warmly lit, from the worn white wood frame houses with enticing glimpses through the windows to the appealingly familiar junk around, that one can hardly wait for the play to begin.  The play doesn’t disappoint. 

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Review | Don’t Dress For Dinner by Marc Camoletti | Adapted by Robin Hawdon | With Ben Daniels, Dam James, Patricia Kalember and Jennifer Tilly | Directed by John Tillinger | Roundabout Theatre Company | American Airlines Theatre

Don’t Dress for Dinner  — and don’t see this show either. I went because I read somewhere it was really funny.  It is, for about ten minutes.

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Review | A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt | Starring Frank Langella as Sir Thomas More | Roundabout Theatre Company

… A mixed bag …

A Man for All Seasons is founded on a topic of great inherent power:  the collision of individual conviction and state power.  The play is well written, well constructed, and given every advantage in the fine acting of Frank Langella and the excellent production by Roundabout Theatre.

Why then does it fall flat?

Because Sir Thomas More has all the virtues while his enemies have all the vices.  That’s not human nature nor history and so, as drama, it doesn’t ring true.

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