Cynthia Nixon stars in Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Comments from published critics
‘‘Nixon commands her spotlight with a nimble, sensitive portrayal, but there’s also key support from Greg Keller as a brash young oncologist, Carra Patterson as a sympathetic caregiver and the formidable Suzanne Bertish as Bearing’s stern literary mentor. Donne chastised death for being proud, but this company earns its bragging rights.’’
‘‘Cynthia Nixon’s unsparing performance makes Margaret Edson’s celebrated play a powerfully moving experience.’’
‘‘An immaculately staged 100-minute journey. Cynthia Nixon is illuminating. Her performance is large, lucid and delicate at the same time. Directed with a persuasive combination of showmanship and sensitivity by Lynne Meadow, this production magnifies the innate theatricality of Ms. Edson’s play without compromising the firm emotional truth at its center.’’
‘‘Grade A. Fearless doesn't even begin to describe Nixon’s performance. She never fails to captivate. Her blue eyes flicker wildly with intelligence and rage. She is, in short, a force in Meadow’s elegant revival which is both heartbreaking and heartening to watch. Edson’s play is about so much more than one woman's disease. It's about knowledge, ignorance, humanity, love, life and death.’’
‘‘Four stars: Taut and engaging. Nixon gives a commanding performance in Meadow’s skillfully guided production.’’