Farragut North

  • Date:
    November 1, 2008

    What the press had to say.....

    "Predictable but enjoyable play." & �Farragut North� is pretty tasty popcorn entertainment. And it features a vivid performance from a cast-against-type Mr. Gallagher that enhances his reputation as one of New York�s most exciting young actors." & "Unfortunately, much of the dialogue in the second act sounds artificially scripted in presumably unintentional ways."
    Ben Brantley
    New York Times

    "Juicy and timely drama." & "Doug Hughes directs the bracing Atlantic Theater Company production, which boasts a striking design and sterling cast." & "John Gallagher Jr. plays the wunderkind, Stephen, and is dynamic and thoroughly convincing." & "You'd think that after just finishing an election, political fatigue would have set in. So it's to Willimon's credit that he crafted such an intriguing play."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "Beau Willimon's taut political comedy/drama." & "While "Farragut North" never quite achieves the pungent urgency to which it aspires... it works well enough. Director Doug Hughes has provided a fast-paced, well-acted production that compensates for the play's more contrived elements.
    Frank Scheck
    New York Post

    "A shallow play given an absorbing production." & "The production is impressive physically, and Doug Hughes' meticulous direction makes the evening seem more imperative than it is. Gallagher's innate charm works to make his smarmy character into an engaging young man who misses a few rungs in his climb up the ladder."
    David A. Rosenberg
    Back Stage

    "Directed with relish by Doug Hughes, �Farragut North� is an appalling and entertaining look at how low politics can get." & "A well-crafted tale of mischief, manipulation and misdeeds, all in the cause of winning. Machiavelli would have approved."
    Robert Feldberg
    The Record

    ""Farragut North" is juicy entertainment." & "Hughes whips the action along without a moment's lull. As he showed in "Doubt," the director knows how to keep a tightly scripted, performance-driven play lean and efficient."
    David Rooney