Last season’s surprise transfer from Off-Broadway, this is a chilling contemplation of the mind of a child-murderer.
Closing Date at Circle in the Square: August 22, 2004
Swoosie Kurtz leads a four-person cast as they delve into the minds of those destroyed by the abduction of a child. This British play, inspired in part by actual events, is a harrowing experience – not for the faint of heart or those looking for a light entertainment. Alternating monologues crescendo into scenes of sensitively-played but still-shattering encounter.
This show transferred intact from a small Off-Broadway theater, and some of the best performances have remained very subtle. Avoid the back rows, especially on the sides – even though the theatre is only 14 rows deep, the space is actually quite cavernous. The stage is set against the back wall of the theater, with a few rows of temporary seating at the base of the parabola of permanent seats.
2004 Tony Award: Best Featured Actor in a Play (O'Byrne)