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Love and Money

From 16 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Dated, Slow

About the show

Signature Theatre presents a world premiere comedy by A.R. Gurney about a wealthy widow who is determined to donate almost everything she owns, until her plan hits a snag. More…

Cornelia Cunningham has led a life of grace and privilege—and she’s making up for it as fast as she can. Determined to donate almost everything she owns before the end, Cornelia’s plans are questioned when an ambitious and ingratiating young man, who may be the grandson she never knew she had, arrives to claim his inheritance.


Member Reviews (16)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Dated, Slow
58
Avg Score

55
Weak script, Great set, Well staged/acted, Pointless, Disappointing

See it if you love AR Gurney. I found the script insipid. No profound discussions about either love or money. The plot device fizzles. Nice set.

Don't see it if you require intelligent, insightful theater. Lamos made the most of what's there, but it was far too little! Don't know why this was revived

Also I'm catching up on old reviews. L&M baffled me. So much effort was put... Read more Read less

65
Banal, Delightful

See it if you're in the mood for something light and mildly entertaining.

Don't see it if you want something heavy or thought provoking.

60
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Relevant, Cliched

See it if You want to see every AR Gurney play written.

Don't see it if You're looking for one of Gurney's substantive investigations into classic Americana.

68
Disappointing, Dated, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if If you like A.R. Gurney (which I do), but this was not one of his best. The acting and set were great but the story was predictable.

Don't see it if you don't like dramas about rich people and their troubles.

65
Cliched, Light, Noel-coward-ish, Unsurprising, Inoffensive

See it if You want a peek into WASP manners and mores, and enjoy drawing-room farce-like fare

Don't see it if You are bored by first-world problems or stereotypical characters, or need to care about the emotional or other "stakes" in a story

50
Disappointing, Insipid, Cliched, Banal, Overrated

See it if You want to see anything A.R. Gurney writes. (But this is definitely a strange one!) You like your plays SHORT.

Don't see it if You like to see plots that make sense.

50
Disappointing

See it if u enjoy A.R. Gurney's plays, respect Signature Theatre and appreciate quality production values. +Cole Porter songs -- but they're filler.

Don't see it if This play seems to have been rushed into production. It starts off delightfully, but resolves too quickly and not at all effectively.

60
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if like family dramas about inheritance and like Gurney's plays.

Don't see it if you want to see a well-written, well-actied drama.

30
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You want to see all of Gurney's oeuvre regardless of quality

Don't see it if You want to preserve your inner positive sense of Gurney and not see a play he apparently wrote that is derivative of his own best work

65
Funny, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if An interesting and worthy theme about family,inheritance, and philanthropy but treated too superficially and not profound.

Don't see it if you are looking for a more serious approach to what is really a provocative theme.

61
Slow, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You like A.R. Gurney plays and are curious about this one. However, it's pretty predictable.

Don't see it if You like good acting.

75
Clever, Funny

See it if some really funny moments

Don't see it if you're looking for something more thought provoking

65
Cliched, Thought-provoking, Familiar, Improbable, Intelligent

See it if the issue of class distinction resonates and you like the work of A.R. Gurney

Don't see it if you're expecting a deep examination of love or money.

65
Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if For Gurney completists, but not a good introduction to his work for those unfamiliar with his other, better plays. Decent acting, nice set.

Don't see it if It feels underdeveloped; a slight idea that isn't worked out in an interesting way.

50
Disappointing, Excruciating, Intense, Slow, Racist

See it if you can let racist overtones go.

Don't see it if you can't let racist overtones go.

45
Banal, Dated, Disappointing

See it if U want to be bored

Don't see it if U hate wasting yr time


August 24th, 2015
The director, Mark Lamos, hasn’t elicited performances that might give the relationship between Cornelia and Walker the intriguing emotional undertow suggested in the script...Were we to see something more dark and urgent in his mission, the play would cut a little deeper. Mr. Gurney springs a fe...
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August 26th, 2015
"A. R. Gurney’s dead-behind-the-eyes comedy 'Love & Money' reveals the one downside of Signature’s Playwrights-in-Residence program: the pressure, on both sides, to produce. Gurney, of course, has skill, but asking him for a world premiere seems to have caught him uninspired. The play fills out t...
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August 25th, 2015
"'Love & Money' runs just 85 minutes and still seems padded. The latest by A.R. Gurney is a trifle of a show, a soufflé that collapses as soon as you start thinking about the plot’s holes. And that moment comes pretty early on...Mark Lamos’ production goes down easy, but it’s also nutrient-free a...
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August 24th, 2015
"This unfocused and unfunny comedy has none of the wit, insight and clarity of Gurney’s better works...Unbelievable characters and an unclear message about class, culture and legacies are major liabilities as the play lurches toward a conclusion. The acting is so-so at best. The script gives dire...
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