Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Disappointing
About the Show
T. Schreiber Studio presents a bittersweet family drama by Simon Stephens, the Tony-winning playwright of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.'
On a bright autumn night in 2006, Harper Regan walked away from her home, her husband, and her daughter...and kept walking. She didn't tell anyone she was going. She put everything she ever built at risk. For two lost days and nights, she didn't turn back. From Uxbridge to Stockport to Manchester and back again, Harper Regan navigates the UK, exploring family, love, and delusion.
"Whatever Stephens is getting at becomes increasingly elusive as one sequence gives way to another without much in the way of dramatic logic. Under the circumstances, the actors in Terry Schreiber's production are only as good as the script allows...Your enjoyment of 'Harper Regan' will depend on how you feel about Harper herself. To my eyes, the nicest thing you can say about her is that she is a scattered collection of stray emotions."
“A beautifully mounted, skillfully directed and brilliantly acted production...This is a work for grown-ups, brave grown-ups, who are willing to live with the knowledge that the only thing we really know is that we don’t know...For those prepared to ponder and probe a multilayered panorama...Maeve Yore is glorious as Harper showing the character’s many facets...Kudos to Terry Schreiber for his effective and economical direction.”
"Dialogue is wonderful. Alas, individual scenes and included exposition is sometimes superfluous. Narrative sorely needs editing. Aside from this, the production is excellent on all fronts...Maeve Yore (Harper Regan) is flat-out terrific. There isn’t a moment we don’t thoroughly believe every word and move, some of which are neither logical nor anticipated. Yore’s focus/stage presence makes even silence compelling...Yore may be worth the play."