Saturday, September 23, 2006

SubUrbia: 9/23/2006

Eric Bogosian definitely has something to say; I think he’s just not very good at saying it in the form of a “play.” SubUrbia, is currently being given a “second staging” at Second Stage, and you couldn’t ask for a better production. Set designer Richard Hoover has literally erected a 7-eleven where the stage used to be and it and its surroundings are well lit by David Weiner. The ensemble cast is uniformly good, with Keiran Culkin, Peter Scanavino, Gabby Hoffmann and especially Daniel Eric Gold being excellent. Jo Bonney has staged the play efficiently and Bogosian was created a challenging polemic. But by the time it reaches its forced “climax” and its abrupt ending you certainly leave ultimately unfulfilled.

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