Monday, October 24 th, 2016 at 00:10 am 



An oddball guy mysteriously falls in love with a woman after his apartment is burglarized.


Love Song is at 59 E. 59th  which is  one of my favorite places for experimental theater because it’s all very new and some of it is terrific and some of it is not so terrific. This one fortunately is pretty darn terrific. It stars a talented cast of five, although there are really four who have much to do with it. The story is of a couple who sort of have a seemingly okay, if kind of adversarial, relationship, and the wife’s brother, Beane, is clearly a kid who’s withdrawn. We don’t know if he’s special needs, we don’t know exactly what the issue is, but he’s clearly not playing on the same team as everybody else. We get that from actually the first scene, which is a little bit abstract. I’m not going to tell you too much about the play except that he has a girlfriend and it changes everything. This is a really very well-acted, as well as very well-written, both funny and sad look at love and whether what we believe to be love is really love, how love can be lost and won again. I thought it was a really terrific play. I’ll give it four and a half stars.