07/23/2010 08:13 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

THEATER: Bright Young Things In A Dimming Light In London

I spent the better part of Wednesday night nursing a hangover. (Vicariously, I mean. I have had exactly two martinis -- oh, all right, and one bloody Mary -- since I arrived in London.) The big hit now at the National Theater stretches out the masochistic pleasure of one really, really long morning-after to more than three hours of stage time. And capacity audiences are positively wallowing in the experience.


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