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Letters to CurtainUp --2013
December 8, 2013. Why didn't more people reviewing those Apple plays mention the inability to hear much of what was being said. Naturalistic acting, be damned, if the actors talks living room style instead of projecting so that the audience can hear what they're saying!! I cancelled my tickets for the other Apples after seeing Regular Singing. —Marjorie Guncroft.
November 27, 2013. For all the crotch grabbing this Macbeth and his lady project as little sizzle as Hawke projects the words. And that audience pandering knock-knock business. Oy Veh! Mr. O'Brien should be ashamed of himself. -- 3 un-bewitched, LC members who'd like the almost 3 hours of their lives back.
November 26, 2013. The best thing about the Lincoln Center Macbeth-- or would be if we could share it-- is the food on the table. I'd certainly prefer lobsters to this turkey-- as I will enjoy the turkey my mother is cooking more tomorrow. Something is indeed rotten in Thane-ville. You were right with your review-- if too kind. -- Annie Gates, Brooklyn.
November 1, 2013. Completely agreed with your review ot The Winslow Boy—M. Poerio
November 18, 2013. And a special hand for that dresser -- or dressers-- who help Jefferson Mays achieve those amazing costume and make-up changes in The Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Wish we could afford to see it again to catch all those costume switch details. --Barry Bolden and Bill Spears. November 18, 2013. I agree with your review of The Preacher and a Shrink 100%. This play was a dud.-- Brett Epstein
November 14, 2013. Saw and loved, loved, loved A Gentleman's Guid to Love & Murder. Hope you agree.-- Janis Rich, Manhattan.
November 12, 2013. Nothing about The Landing landed for us. A waste of time and without Kander's name would never have landed on any stage.-- Barbara and Paul Kinon
November 8, 2013. I've always enjoyed Beth Henley's wild characters and The Jacksonian was no exception. Great acting indeed!-- Annalee Gables
November 8, 2013. I like good actors a well as the next theater goer. But No one in The Jacksonian could redeem Bet Henley's awful script for me. -- name withheld
November 9, 2013. About your review of Murder for 2. Saw it and loved every second of this fast paced hilarious show. I enjoyed the writers playfully mashing together this murder mystery Marx Brothers style musical. Taking it over the top is how I felt included in the joke. Will definitely see it again. A.Soccer
October 31. I agree with your review of Betrayal but about that bravo for the No Late Seating warning. I heeded the warning and took my seat in plenty of time for the announced start time -- only to sit their waiting as usual for the curtain to rise about 10 minutes after the announced start time-- actually, a bit longer than that. Boo, to that. Oh, well, it WAS worth the wait. Jared Tashman.
October 30. Maybe you have to be Jewish to love Becoming Dr. Ruth-- but I did, and I'm not. Betsy Ryan, Bronx.
October 30. I think Good Person of Szechwan is enough of a production to move to Broadway-- it's surely better than must shows there now. Ditto the Public's Fun Home though that may be too special for such a move. Betty and Al Keegan, Brooklyn.
October 28. Loved The Other Place. Loved Mary-Louise Parker in Proof and Hedda Gabler (really). Enjoyed Evan Jonigkeit in High. Nevertheless, I found this play mediocre. Harley Granville Barker did a much better job a century ago in The Voysey Inheritance.Heck, if I someone asked for a decent play referencing geese, I’d recommend Dreams of Flying/Dreams of Falling. Nat Kramer, voicing a disagreement with our somewhat more favorable (if not a rave) review of The Snow Geese.
October 27. Overall - Right on the money. Patrick Page - Yup. John Douglas Thompson - Definitely. A play as good as Twelve Angry Men comes along only once in a very long time. I thought A Time to Kill was in the same ballpark as the theatrical version of A Few Good Men (1989-90) and the most recent revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (2005-06). Nat Kramer, on our review of A Time to Kill.
October 26. I think your review is spot on. MPoerio, about our review of The Model Apartment, which was counter to most by the critical community. < br>
October 26. What was the Times critic thinking off in his bouque to Margulies' inauthentic The Model Apartment. As a child of a Holocaust survivor I found this play disturbing-- not because it successfully established a mood but because it came off as inauthentic.-- name withheld.
October 26.I agree with your review of The Model Apartment and hope that the positive reviews elsewhere won't send this to Broadway. -- M. Beck, NYC
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