Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Despite this - we find these two artists engaged in a battle of wills. Who will succeed? What will happen in the end? I will give away nothing except to say that both actors give astonishingly brilliant performances. It's a based on real people and real art so it's both educational and entertaining at the same time.
The ever-dashing Hamish Linklater (Gustav Vigeland) plays the young budding sculptor and the great John Noble (Henrik Ibsen) plays the world famous literary genius with aplomb.
The language in this play is smart. Very smart. Very intellectual. Lofty, some might say. The level of language was maintained throughout, but the effect was occasional drift and loss of content as you were trying to figure out what they were saying/meaning. If nothing else, one could simply say this is a smart man's play. If you're not, maybe think twice before going but at the prices at the Atlantic, think hard because seeing actors this fine for such a price is well worth it.