See it if you're a fan of Odets; enjoy occasion to hear beautiful, live solo violin accompaniment; and ready for 2-1/2 production (w/ break) in Dumbo.
Don't see it if you need fast-paced dialogue, compelling characters, or contemporary story (this is set in '37), or a comfie seat.
"The production, co-directed by Aaron Latham and Graydon Gund does not pull any punches. Alex Montaldo is a feisty Joe Bonaparte...Montaldo gives Joe an innocence that is both starry-eyed and street-wise...Shetler, who voices most of the tragic content of the play, is particularly effective...'Golden Boy' is not without humor...If 'Golden Boy' hits the mark artistically, one hopes it also helps in the effort to deliver a knock-out punch to Parkinson’s."
"There are several moments that feel misinterpreted to me. The actions and inflections are occasionally counterintuitive to the dialogue they present...The large cast works very well together...The two shining elements of this show are the costume design and the remarkable violinist...It was enticing to hear the music amidst the action of the show. It was a charming production."