Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Vincent River Review For nytheatre.com

My review of Vincent River is now up on nytheatre.com.

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Philip Ridley's Vincent River is a partially engaging, sometimes dull, and thoroughly depressing story about two individuals... [keep reading]

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Blogger Aaron Riccio said...

I see where you're coming from, but strangely, I had the opposite reaction about the middle and end. For me, the nice parts about the play were the little anecdotes about these characters -- they seemed fresh and original, and the fact that they weren't chained to the plot kept them that way. Every time he jumped back to the story (which, as you say, is pretty obvious from the beginning, one way or the other), I found myself bored. I know I'm probably a terrible person for saying so, but I watched the audience during Davey's "confession." I saw a bunch of people looking right back at me. I guess I just expect nasty bits like that . . .

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