Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Best Play On Broadway Right Now.

Every Thanksgiving I tell everyone at the dinner table that a woman just broke up with me, so they’ll let me overeat without shame.

There are generous portions of shame and regret in The Humans, in which a seemingly tight-knit family celebrates Thanksgiving in their daughter’s Chinatown apartment.

I saw the play on Friday, and I won’t give away details, except to say that while every character is flawed, each is entirely likeable. I’d see a play based on any one of their lives. The dialogue is subtle and funny and realistic and the themes stay with you for a few days – my barometer of great work.

It’s going to take me a few entries to recap my long weekend in New York, and I’m glad. It’s my barometer of a great trip.

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