Review by SUSAN DANEJune 16, 2012
My overall impression
First, a disclaimer—
I’m a New Yorker. We pride ourselves on being the ultimate critics. Finding something wrong with almost everything is part of our zip code. In addition, I’m a writer, script doctor and novel editor. When I watch a play, I see the page. And way too often I find myself involuntarily cutting, adding, rearranging, down to commas, periods and breaths! It’s a chronic condition. I have learned to live with it.
So, imagine my shock when the play finished, the audience erupted in applause, and I found myself speechless. No not figuratively…literally.
The fact is I was stunned. It is that good. (No spoilers—When you see the play you will better understand why.) And the second shock for me—90 minutes of theater and me left with a lump in my throat and not a single word to say?
Do yourself a BIG FAVOR and get your precious you know what in one of their seats. Go to their site and get the dates. Jon Courie’s script sneaks up on you, with amazing work on the part of all the actors. Special congratulations to Jesse Holcomb in the lead role of “LO” who totally convinced me that she got the part because she just happens to be exactly like the character. And Big kudos to director / Producer Deborah Geffner for her seamless storytelling.