Posted by on April 16, 2019 9:30 pm
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Hudson Theatre, New York

A standout performance from the brooding actor is the main selling point of an 80s-set comedy drama that fails to match him

A small play about big words – sex, death, fate, love – Lanford Wilson’s Burn This has barged in on Broadway again. Set alight by a beautiful, unpredictable performance from Adam Driver (you’d call it a star-maker, but Driver is already a star), the play is a mishmash of absurdities, contrivances and what-did-he-just-says? But it invites actors to luxuriate in its ripe emotionalisms and half-naked sentimentality. If that’s the kind of thing that turns you on, then sure, sparks fly.

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