Terry (remember him?) asked me to let you know that he reviewed Omnium Gatherum and Bill Irwin’s The Harlequin Studies in this morning’s Wall Street Journal. Here’s the first paragraph:
As I watched “Omnium Gatherum,” the satirical play about 9/11 that opened last night at the Variety Arts Theatre, a fractured Bible verse ran through my head: It is impossible but that 9/11 plays will come; but woe to them, through whom they come! On the one hand, many American playwrights feel a near-irresistible itch to write about current events, and given the fact that the most significant event of the current century took place four miles south of the theater district, it stood to reason that plays about it would follow as the sparks flew upward. (Another one, “Recent Tragic Events,” opens Sunday.) On the other hand, few American playwrights have anything thoughtful to say about current events, so it also stands to reason that most such plays are bound to be pretty awful. “Omnium Gatherum” sure is….
No link, as usual, so go out and buy a copy of the Journal, why dontcha? It only costs a dollar!