Children

Tuesday, December 06 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

This is a play that is based on a John Cheevers short story about three children, two of which appear on stage, that are staying at their widowed mom’s place for the fourth of July weekend, on an island off of the coast of Massachusetts in 1970, which I think is supposed to be Nantucket. The other character on stage is the son’s wife. John Cheevers writes stories about privileged people behaving badly, but you sort of have the sense that I’d much prefer having read the story. You can see why this was written, but I don’t think the play worked very well, to be quite honest. I think part of it may be that I saw it early in the run, and the actors were still going up on their lines, which was really a problem. But, I would’ve, as I said, much preferred the story to the play. I don’t think it worked very well.  Two stars.

 

JOY METER