By Margret Echeverria
Remember how you felt watching The Crucible or, maybe even more intensely, The Children’s Hour? Yes, the story is heavy, but we are willingly riveted. One can feel such euphoria when the theatre gods come together making a perfect storm of writing, character development and direction. THE ROLLING STONE punches that button in the brain that wakes such a tempest, pushes my body forward in my seat and finds me committed to see how this all turns out. Intermission is excruciating; I want my friends back and I really want them to be okay.
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THE ROLLING STONE by Chris Urch; directed by Saheem Ali
WITH Ato Blankson-Wood (Dembe), Latoya Edwards (Wummie), Robert Gilbert (Sam), James Udom (Joe), Myra Lucretia Taylor (Mama) and Adenike Thomas (Naome)
Sets by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting by Japhy Weideman, and original music and sound by Justin Ellington.
Through August 25th at Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse 150 East 65th Street. Running time: 1 hour and 55 minutes with one intermission. Call for tickets 212 239 6200 or click for Tickets here