Sunday, February 19, 2006

Entertaining Mr. Sloane: 02/19/2006

It’s hard to tell who’s having a more devilishly good time – Alec Baldwin or his character, Ed, in Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane. Scott Ellis and his uniformly outstanding cast in this Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival delight in every double entendre in this 1964 black comedy. Chris Carmack makes a very sexy Mr. Sloane, playing with the emotions of both his landlady, Kath (Jan Maxwell) and her brother, Ed (Baldwin). Only their elderly father (Richard Easton) sees through Mr. Sloane – but we know what becomes of him. I found this productions far better than the 1996 revival at CSC. And as this production is in early previews, I’m sure it will only get better.

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