This play is a waste of almost 3 hours ! time. Poorly written and directed, there are sections that literally make the audience groan. Most of the acting seems awkward, something else we can probably blame on Lonergan. Not since John Patrick Shanleys "Romantic Poetry" has a playwright been so totally responsible for so total a mess.
The Starry Messenger on Monday, Nov 23rd, 2009
Disaster -- literally
We were at tonights performance when yet another actor was injured. We gasped as one of the Spidermen jumped over the side of the set as planned and his ropeline followed him down. There was a scream, someone yelled "call 911" and the performance was put on hold for a minute until an announcement was made that it was over. As we exited, we saw and heard the ambulances. If this latest accident doesnt finally kill this show, then the awful book, music and direction will. The flying and special effects are great, but theres no show behind them. All in all, this is a disaster that should be stopped before someone gets seriously hurt.
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark on Monday, Dec 20th, 2010