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Cast of “An Enemy of The People”. Any revival of an Ibsen play is welcome, even such a flawed one as, currently, “An Enemy of the People” by the generally more discerning Manhattan Theatre Club. This is an ill advised, indeed contraindicated, “new version” by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, whom the publicity material describes as a leading British playwright.
The cast of We Live Here. Photo by and courtesy of Joan Marcus.>>> Is there any topic the New York stage has been more steadily bombarded with than the dysfunctional family? Or, more precisely, the dysfunctional Jewish family? Well, here they seem to be again in Zoe Kazan’s “We Live Here.” The only reason I think they may be Jewish …
How revivable is a typical boulevard comedy? That is the question revived by Garson Kanin’s just brought back Born Yesterday, a hit in 1976. Since then, however, several things have changed.
Almost all writers are variable, sometimes better, sometimes less so. Jon Robin Baitz is no exception, and his oeuvre has the usual hills and valleys. His new play, Other Desert Cities, in an excellent production, definitely holds the interest and provides a surprise ending. Watched, it is a hill; read, it may be more like halfway up.