Checkers

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    October 1, 2012

    What the popular press said...

    "An appropriately spotty play.., .., The relevance of 'Checkers' is undeniable. Its methods of instruction are shakier."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "Offers occasional glimpses into the former president’s [Rixhard Nixon] complicated depths, but doesn’t quite add up to an insightful portrait.”
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Offers a reasonably compelling portrait of the relationship between Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat."
    Jonathan Mandell for Back Stage

    "Even for people whose yen for politics remains unabated, it's tough to recommend "Checkers.'"
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "Highly absorbing new play."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "Sits uneasily between glib sitcom and earnest character study."
    David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

    "If we must have a play about Richard and Pat Nixon, then Douglas McGrath makes a damned good job of it."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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