Regarding its New York premiere, Newsday described Romance as "a shamefully entertaining 90 minutes" and "a giddy, glorious bad-taste valentine," while Associated Press hailed it as "a deliriously funny David Mamet farce." The New Yorker went on to hail Romance as "an exhilarating spectacle. Mamet is a connoisseur of fiasco, knows all about legal punctilio, and he has great fun bringing mayhem to the ritual." Set in a modern day courtroom, the play is a comedy exploring issues ranging from our current judicial system to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, fidelity, and world peace. Part of the David Mamet Festival.