It’s a pleasure to acclaim Geoffrey Rush in Eugène Ionesco’s 1962 absurdist masterpiece Exit the King. Put simply, Mr. Rush is giving one of the greatest virtuoso performances I’ve ever seen.
And, in the best of all possible ways, it’s a daringly old-fashioned performance—the kind we feel exceptionally lucky to witness nowadays. From his Read More
“Actors? Actors are cowards. Actors have no guts,” announces the actor at the start of Yasmina Reza’s A Spanish Play at the Classic Stage Company. In which case, may I welcome back with open arms to the New York stage one of the gutsiest of them all, Zoe Caldwell. She’s among the greatest actresses this Read More
There’s one terrific reason to see Yasmina Reza’s latest trifle, Life (x) 3 . In an otherwise dispiriting evening, Linda Emond gives the best performance of an alcoholic I’ve ever seen.
She’s the truest of actresses in everything she does. But what Ms. Emond is up to here reminds us, quite simply, that she’s the Read More
Art , Yasmina Reza’s very funny 90-minute play that just opened at the Royale Theater, is a delight in more ways than one. This intermissionless comedy of splendid ill manners famously revolves around a white-on-white abstract painting that almost ruins a 15-year friendship between three men. But the surprising artfulness of Art is that it Read More