Kind of interesting meta aspects.
The core plot mechanics are implausible. Some good dramatic unfolding though.
First in cycle – set in 1904.
2 W, 5 M
There’s a lot of standing around, telling stories. But some strong images. Key plot points are hard to believe.
Long and slow. May be more effective on page than stage.
A fairly histrionic melodrama.
And again. A massive delight. Every time. Forever.
Has its moments but very old-fashioned.
Seeing this show in 2010 at Playwrights Horizons remains a major theatre-going high point. Tense, taut and gripping.
Really heavy stuff. Fantastic theatricality and storytelling.