Linda Lavin and Sarah Paulson star in the Broadway premiere of Donald Margulies' play.
Comments from published critics
‘‘Linda Lavin raises an eyebrow and communicates more than a lesser actor might squeeze from a long monologue. She knows this woman down to her fingertips, investing Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ words with a piercing truth. Sarah Paulson gives an effective performance. Her teary earnestness in the climactic scene rings true.’’
‘‘Lovingly directed by Lynne Meadow, Donald Margulies delivers an engrossing play with characters that are interesting, intelligent women.’’
‘‘An exemplary revival of an engrossing play in the expert hands of Linda Lavin and Sarah Paulson. Lavin is a joy to watch. She gives one of those complete, nuanced performances with astonishing fidelity. Paulson is a fine actress giving an adept, profound portrait.’’
‘‘Funny, powerful and satisfying with sensitive direction by Lynne Meadow. Linda Lavin is brilliant and commanding as Ruth Steiner, while Sarah Paulson is very good as Lisa Morrison.’’
‘‘Linda Lavin is brilliant. She’s a marvel to watch in this splendid Manhattan Theatre Club production. Lynne Meadow skillfully guides the cast through Margulies’ absorbing exploration of power, betrayal and morality.’’