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ACORN THEATRE

Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

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MARIE AND BRUCE

Ended 4 May 2011 after 51 days

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admit it, you kind of enjoy sinking into a bubble bath of bile now and then. And with a super cast led by Marisa Tomei and Frank Whaley, Scott Elliott's production provides one artfully mucky wallow

Ben Brantley

Closed 4 May 2011
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
We liked it; we really liked it!,
Mar 26, 2011
reviewer: from New York
This extremely interesting play offers terrific acting in an intimate setting. It's about a dysfunctional couple caught in an unhappy marriage. It had us talking about it long after it was over. Approach this play with an open mind and give it a try!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Miserable & Boring,
Mar 16, 2011
reviewer: from New York
Awful.Miserable couple complain about their lives for two uninterrupted hours. No drama at all, endless dinner party scene. No back story, no character development. No fun. No insights. A no intermission trial of audience patience. The acting is fine-both leads are convincingly insufferable. But to what end? Samuel Beckett meets Thirty Something. Ugh.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
excruciatingly boring- no insight,
Apr 02, 2011
reviewer: from New York
what a waste of talent!! how marisa tomei and frank whaley agreed to be in this production is beyond me. people were sleeping in the audience. it's strange to have a comedy where no one laughs and there is no connection to the audience. after the play, they must have known how the audience felt and took one quick bow and ran off. this play offers no insight whatsoever, so it's hard to care about the characters. skip this one.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
the worst play in the history of the theatre,
Mar 25, 2011
reviewer: from New York
That IS the review. It was the most excruciatingly boring 100 minutes I ever endured.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
From The End to The End,
Mar 30, 2011
reviewer: from NEw York City
The play starts off with the female character totally degrading the male and it seems the relationship is doomed. It continues throughout the play, although sprinkled with some great comic acting at times, the play finishes with the relationship over as was suggested in the opening. No dramatic question, no suspense, no play. The acting is great but can't save this one.Skip it!
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