Laura Linney returns to Broadway in the American premiere of a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. More…
From the show:
Linney plays Lucy Barton, a woman who wakes after an operation to find – much to her surprise – her mother at the foot of her bed. They haven’t seen each other in years. During their days-long visit, Lucy tries to understand her past, works to come to terms with her family, and begins to find herself as a writer. This spellbinding story is directed by five-time Olivier Award winner Richard Eyre “with a keen-eyed compassion.” – The New York Times.
See it if you like Laura Linney and would watch her read what might as well be the literal phone book
Don't see it if you're looking for something with plot, narrative drive, anything to hold your interest.
See it if Your book reading club has assigned this novel and you just found a free ticket outside the theater and you've got 90 minutes to spare.
Don't see it if You've already read the book or you're thinking you're going to get to see the talented Linney play a host of characters.
Also Memorable Line: "He took it and ate it without pleasure."