The Valley of Astonishment, at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, is a vague and unhinged piece of work that floats in front of your eyes like a spider web gone all but loose. It is a story of the mind that circles round and round like a cat searching for the right spot for repose. What keeps you engaged are the performers: Kathryn Hunter, Marcello Magni and Jared McNeill – who are superb.
The Mint Theater Company holds a unique place in New York’s theater scene. Since 1992, their mission has involved creating vibrant revivals of “worthy but neglected” older plays. Over the years, they have had more hits than misses, and now they have struck gold once again with this shiny production of George Kelly’s 1946 seriocomedy, The Fatal Weakness.