They Died Where They Lied: Black Comedy From Land of the Midnight Sun
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Nominated for a 1999 Tony Award for Best Play -- and later adapted into the 2004 feature film starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen -- British actor-comedian-playwright Patrick Marber's Closer provides a cutting close-up on modern love. In contemporary London, four lives romantically intertwine over the course of four-and-a-half years in this densely plotted, stinging examination of love, lust and betrayal. This award-winning play has been translated into more than 30 languages, and has been a critical and popular favorite since it premiered in 1997. A deeply layered drama, Closer has been called "bruising and beautiful, shatteringly funny and devastatingly sad" by Variety magazine. Learn More
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Featured review from Bob Armstrong
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Didn't get much out of it. There was a general intent I noticed for the play to model its storyline after Waiting For Godot, although mercifully this play manages to get through both "acts" in about an hour and a half without intermission. Viewers will depend a lot on explanation given in theatre program, that this or that character symbolizes this or that and the two principal characters represent the Nordic identity, something like that. The meanings are apparently political, whereas most English-language audiences will probably be tuned into looking for Shakespearean or classical icons. As entertainment it's tiring that the husband-wife couple at the story's center don't like each other much and bicker consistently throughout the evening. I must admit that most of the audience was laughing fairly often, if not exactly guffawing. Stylized set of a forest preserve campground was attractive, colorful and fun to see.
Please be advised that They Died Where They Lied contains adult subjects and language.