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Rated by 29 members
Jeffrey Emile Lengyel
Review from Jeffrey Emile Lengyel
6 events 1 review

Brilliant, painful and very funny. A most human and wrenching love story. Beckett's work resonates with love and anguish for human loneliness. Winnie, played by Dianne Wiest is simply breathtaking in her joyous mesmerizing and wonderfully comedic...continued

reviewed May 15 2019 report as inappropriate
Docfredjr
Review from Docfredjr
Red Velvet 7 events 1 review

The production is strong and Diane Weist is terrific. But, I found it hard to connect with this piece.

reviewed May 18 2019 report as inappropriate
Ray Q.
Review from Ray Q.
420 events 390 reviews

Beckett's "theatre of the absurd" works are always challenging to experience and to stage. Dianne Wiest quite masterfully found all the lyrical humor and sad emotion in Beckett's words and pauses and obviously carried the entire production. But...continued

reviewed May 15 2019 report as inappropriate
Playbillz1
Review from Playbillz1
214 events 153 reviews

Dianne Wiest makes wholly accessible this notoriously inaccessible Beckett play with her charm and warmth, two things perhaps at odds with a surface reading of Beckett’s intent (I mean, maybe?!) that work beautifully here.

reviewed May 18 2019 report as inappropriate
Tony Lewis
Review from Tony Lewis
47 events 41 reviews

Great individual performance but not very entertaining.

reviewed May 17 2019 report as inappropriate
Alan
Review from Alan
43 events 30 reviews

This is not for everybody - perhaps 15-20% of the audience left at intermission. That said, this was great Beckett, and Dianne Wiest’s performance was superb. If you’re into Beckett, or want to find out if you might be, this is a tremendous...continued

reviewed May 15 2019 report as inappropriate
denisenolan
Review from denisenolan
26 events 15 reviews

Dianne Wiest was absolutely fantastic I am a fan of Beckett, and have learned that going to his plays without any information is the best way to enjoy them. It's all words, so a description of action wouldn't help you prepare to them.
It is...continued

reviewed May 16 2019 report as inappropriate
Andrew Blau
Review from Andrew Blau
43 events 10 reviews

What a joy to see the luminous Dianne Wiest in this Beckett classic. A challenging, exhilarating night at the theater.

reviewed May 21 2019 report as inappropriate
Stanley Karz
Review from Stanley Karz
54 events 4 reviews

I had trouble hearing the actress.She was wonderful though.

reviewed May 15 2019 report as inappropriate
Liora Elhanani
Review from Liora Elhanani
20 events 4 reviews

The subject want clear
It was boating no movement in the text
People left at the intermission including me and my sister. We didn’t understand the concept or the idea.

reviewed May 19 2019 report as inappropriate
Maxine Prestwich
Review from Maxine Prestwich
2 events 2 reviews

Great venue and staff. Left at intermission and we weren’t alone.

reviewed May 15 2019 report as inappropriate
Caplib
Review from Caplib
19 events 2 reviews

Very well done and the Dianne Wiest was fabulous. But, it is a strange, depressing play so thus the four rather than five stars. Always love going to the Taper - such a great venue!

reviewed May 16 2019 report as inappropriate
Bernard Nisenholz
Review from Bernard Nisenholz
4 events 2 reviews

Walked out at intermission. Great actress in a bad play.

reviewed May 18 2019 report as inappropriate
Patricia Franklin
Review from Patricia Franklin
2 events 1 review

Dianne Wiest is a great actress, but this play is really hard to watch. Most of the audience walked out after the first act. It was not a play I would recommend... and I go to a lot of theater in NY and LA. Very disappointing.

reviewed May 21 2019 report as inappropriate
Frank Foster
Review from Frank Foster
27 events 1 review

Fabulous performance by Ms. Wiest. Great play. This is not for everyone. It's Beckett.

reviewed May 17 2019 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
7 events 1 review

Great show, wonderful experience

reviewed May 16 2019 report as inappropriate
Doug Sumner
Review from Doug Sumner
3 events 1 review

I confirmed that I am not a fan of theater of the Absurd, even if it stars one of my favorite actors. It was great to see Diane Wiest act, but watching 2 hour stationary absurdist monologue, and on a work night, was too much for me. The Goldstar...continued

reviewed May 15 2019 report as inappropriate