Sherman's 'Birthday Party' is Pinter puzzle

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Meg , center, serves breakfast to her boarder, Stanley , at left, while her husband Petey catches up on the local news in Harold Pinter’s “The Birthday Party” at the Sherman Playhouse. Full Story
Hugh Manatee

Wallingford, CT

#1 Jun 11, 2008
I saw the show last week and was entertained more than I expected to be, given this review and comments that came from other theatergoers who saw the play first. It was an uneven production which suffered from timing lags and awkward physicality during grappling scenes, but Pinter's absurd and wry wit bubbled up through the inconsistencies and did not fail to effervesce. John Taylor and Brad Bouchard worked particularly well together - my favorite line was "He won't sit down."
Barb C

Mount Kisco, NY

#2 Jun 11, 2008
Hugh Manatee wrote:
I saw the show last week and was entertained more than I expected to be, given this review and comments that came from other theatergoers - all white people - who saw the play first. It was an uneven production which suffered from timing lags and awkward physicality during grappling scenes, but Pinter's absurd and wry wit bubbled up through the inconsistencies and did not fail to effervesce. John Taylor and Brad Bouchard worked particularly well together - my favorite line was "He won't sit down."
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