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Skylight (McCarter Theater)

Across 9 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Ambitious

About the show

McCarter Theater presents a new staging of David Hare's drama about a London schoolteacher and her ex-lover, a successful restaurateur. Winner of London’s 1996 Olivier Award for Best Play. More…

On a bitterly cold London evening, the two former lovers from vastly different worlds attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Member Reviews (9)


Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Ambitious
Avg Score

Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if ur a Hare fan (or need an intro to his work) & want to see one of his best (about class, politics & relationships) get a 1st-rate revival.

Don't see it if you are looking for high-octane action, explosive conflict & special effects. [This is a modest, slow-burn, dialogue-driven theatre piece.]

Also This talky but whip-smart play, wonderfully acted by Greg Wood, Mahira... Read more Read less

Great set, Solid direction, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy kitchen sink dramas. This one is very well done.

Don't see it if you need to really understand the motivation of your protagonist decision. We have clear evidence to know her behavior, but not the cause.

Also The actors all do a wonderful job.... Read more Read less

Great acting, Ambitious, Slow

See it if if you are a fan David Hare's plays and like to listen carefully to dialogue about competing ideas. The two leads acted very well

Don't see it if you dislike talky, one room and only three character plays. If you get bored easily with British low action plays - this play isn't for you

Disappointing, Great staging, Slow

See it if you like the work of playwright David Hare and want to see an excellent performance by Greg Wood.

Don't see it if unless you enjoy slow moving plots and a boring story line.

Also I know Ms. Mann likes this particular playwright and that was obvious ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Slow, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you love rambling talky British dramas or are a David Hare superfan.

Don't see it if you like tight concise writing that moves the plot along at a good clip.

Also This play needs a good full hour cut from it. At times it just rambles... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Great acting

See it if you like a thought-provoking drama that intertwines the personal and the political. Great acting

Don't see it if if you are looking for a fast-paced plot-driven drama

Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Good production for this David hare play. Good acting and direction, as well as scenic design.

Don't see it if Some may think its dated due to the political issues being discussed.

Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Masterful, Great acting

See it if David Rabe is a playwright who's words resonate and are very expressive. The actors in this production were marvelous in portraying that.

Don't see it if There was quite a bit of profanity. If that bothers you, stay away.

Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like thought-provoking drama, SKYLIGHT is a definite worth-see. Minimalist stage design, absorbing dialog, stellar performances

Don't see it if If you like a play with a lot of action and large ensemble cast, skip SKYLIGHT. It's set in one room and driven by dialog. Lots of talking!

May 13th, 2019
“As Kyra, Kakkar has a lot of work to do, but does an admirable job, remaining on stage for practically the entire show and providing the emotional basis for Wood’s Tom to work from. The veteran Wood plays with the text to give his character many levels of complexity...Mann's laid-back directing ...
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May 14th, 2019
“Wood and Kakkar keep the dialog blazing. Wood is all over the stage, flopping in a chair, pouring a drink, never still an instant, until something makes him alight like a dragonfly, only to dart away again. Kakkar is the steady one, not as amusing, but just as passionate...Stories of impossible ...
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May 14th, 2019
“I wouldn’t be surprised if you left McCarter Theatre Center’s uneven production thinking it was a play about making dinner...The lack of believable attraction between the pair highlights the deficiencies in Hare’s drama. Essentially a television romance with a political agenda, it strikes false ...
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May 15th, 2019
“Mann loves David Hare’s plays. You can tell from the intense production...Mann adds race, since Kakkar is a woman of color born in India. Race/politics/class crackle and snap in an electric arc between these two. Kakkar-as-Kyra is superbly ironic, Wood-as-Tom bitter and kinetic...Mann’s deft, su...
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