I donâ€™t consider what I do here, ever, as criticism: I review. As such I try to be ever positive, honest but at the very least I try and point out the good over the bad. When it comes to artistic endeavors I know how hard it is to write, record, get-up on stage.
With this said, Iâ€™m not so sure what to say about Marie and Bruce. I canâ€™t find much positive about Wallace Shawnâ€™s new play, featuring Marisa Tomei and Frank Whaley at The Acorn Theatre at The New Group. I canâ€™t find much bad to say either. I didnâ€™t care about this look into the day of a crumbling marriage, the often repetitive points Tomei has to make and the interminably long middle scene at a dinner party, the only interesting aspect of which is how the lazy-Susan stage revolved to the Blondie track playing.
Marie has some interesting news for Bruce, but I simply did not care.
This is a rootless evening in the theater, one of those flaccid moments Cialis wouldnâ€™t have helped, while this is rarely seen, at least from me, at the usually stupendous The New Group. The last thing I ever want when listening to a CD, or attending the theater, is to leave and not only have forgotten the past 80 minutes (M&B is about an hour and half with no intermission) but have no strong reaction to what I have just been through, not even strong enough to have hated it.