Author: Tulis McCall

Thunderbodies

“You must never blame the actors,” John Randolph told me more than once.  When I whispered this to the woman sitting next to me at the conclusion of Thunderbodies, she replied,  “Oh no at all.  I loved the actors.  And the set.”

This pretty much says it all.  

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The Waverly Gallery

Entering the Golden Theatre to see “The Waverly Gallery”, with Elaine May, I could not help but be reminded that a few months ago I was in that same theatre to see “Three Tall Women” featuring another octogenarian, Glenda Jackson.  The comparison is not without merit, although the two characters these fine actors portray are light years apart.  One is laser sharp chronicler of life and the other is, well, falling to pieces as we watch.  And, although it is a sad slide, watching Ms. May navigate the splotchy fading verbal path down which her Gladys Green is careening is a thing of rare and exquisite beauty.

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The Lifespan Of A Fact

This is a comedy in so many ways, and Radcliffe in particular is up to the task with Cannavale not far behind.  In addition there are a few intimate scenes that let us in on the closets these characters keep stocked with secrets and intrigue.  These could be caricatures, but the authors avoid that trap.  The veneers are peeled away until these three are left with only belief and the willingness to defend theirs.

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The Ferryman

Jez Butterworth knits characters into characters, then into stories, then into worlds that are larger than the stage that holds them.  What  you don’t realize, sitting there for 3 hours and 15 minutes that fly by, is that this knitting has trickled into every element of “The Ferryman”.  The story has woven you into its web without your knowing it.

The result is that, when this play over, you wish it were not.  The Mighty Carney Family has become your own.  How can you ever say goodbye?

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