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Long Wharf Theatre

Return of Gurney's Love Letters

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This playgoer's memory of A. R. Gurney's Love Letters -- the 1988 two-character play consisting of letters between an upper crust boy-turned-man and girl-turned-woman, performed without memorization or blocking by a middle-aged pair of star actors -- is of an amusingly entertaining but slight affair.

First Nighter: Athol Fugard's Shadow..., Richard Maxwell's Isolde

David Finkle | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Although Athol Fugard turns 82 in June and his protagonist in The Shadow of the Hummingbird is already 84, the two-year difference in ages doesn't keep the deeply charming and charmingly deep 60-minute exercise from instantly registering as autobiographical.

First Nighter: Tennessee Williams's Glass Menagerie Shattered

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

By the end of Edelstein's misguided production at the Roundabout Theatre, I wanted to put a long distance between myself and it. And so should anyone who values the The Glass Menagerie.