“Wit” Off-Broadway, A Review

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Margaret Edson’s Pultizer prize-winning study of an ice-cold intellectual ravaged by advanced ovarian cancer has moved from its funky origins in Chelsea’s warehouse district to the trendy environs of the Village’s Union Square. And with a new cast it is better than ever.

Actually, I was one of the few dissenting voices on the original production. I felt that the central character’s empty personal life was never dealt with dramatically and left a hollow space where the play’s heart should have been. On top of that, the key roles were played too much on one note for my taste, emphasizing the intellectual rigor of the piece but sacrificing the human connection that would make us care for the people on stage.

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“The Gentleman Dancing Master” Off-Broadway, A Review

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Restoration playwright William Wycherley is best known, to the extent he is known at all, for The Country Wife, a bawdy comedy about a predatory rake in a hypocritical society not too unlike our own.
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