Thursday, February 9, 2012
Look Back In Anger
The play is truly a 4-some ensemble. Matthew Rhys, the handsome and familiar Welsh actor from television's Brothers & Sisters, Adam Driver, a familiar Roundabout Theatre player , Sarah Goldberg and Charlotte Parry all handily carried their roles and graced the tiny sliver of stage they were allotted by director, Sam Gold, with power, grace, and presence - the only trouble really being the overly drawn-out material by Mr. Osborne. Mr. Gold's choices in lighting, and the use of the "off-stage" area were innovative. And Mr. Rhys' trumpet playing skills were certainly put to good use.
At an off-Broadway ticket price the cast is certainly worth seeing, but I highly recommend you get a cup of coffee at Starbucks around the corner before entering the theatre. You're likely to need a double to get through the fine performances of this dirge.