Glen Berger’s award-winning play opened on Monday (12 February 2007, previews from 7 February) at the Duchess Theatre (See News, 21 Nov 2006). Directed by Maria Mileaf, this production won critical acclaim when it opened at Off-Broadway’s George Street Playhouse in early 2006. It’s booking until 14 April 2007 in London.
Overnight critics on the whole enjoyed Schiff’s performance, saying he gives a compelling portrayal of a man caught up in his new-found mission. However, the majority agreed that the play itself, like the journey it details, lost its way; they found themselves asking “are we nearly there, yet?”
- by Caroline Ansdell