What the press had to say.....
"Mr. Belber sets up his themes skillfully, and his punchy, jocular dialogue displays a sensitive ear for language. Relying on a constant series of probing questions, the play, however, can get monotonous, almost like a courtroom drama."
New York Times
"Briskly entertaining and well-acted,.." & "In the end, "Lines" is a cautionary comedy about the fragility of friendship - one that might compel you to pick up the phone when a buddy calls.
New York Daily News
"Belber tends to sabotage his gift for entertaining dialogue and juicy characterizations by unveiling one dizzying revelation after another, until one ceases to care." & "The play eventually falls victim to its own fault lines, resembling a tired Agatha Christie mystery with its increasingly preposterous plot twists."
New York Post
"The play's final third detours through marital fidelity before concluding with a tediously tidy pair of revelations. In this last stretch, everyone stumbles. The excellent acting ensemble ï¿½ which also includes Jennifer Mudge as Bill's wife ï¿½ strains. The steady directorial hand of David Schwimmer shakes.
Adam R. Perlman
"Fault Lines" is brief, barely 85 minutes, but the jokes, mostly of a sexual nature, arrive with sitcom regularity. That's not to disparage Belber's writing. Most of the comic lines are pretty funny, particularly when delivered by Fumusa, whose bad-boy naughtiness is underlined by superb comic timing." & The revelations in "Fault Lines" seem more manufactured ï¿½ make that unlikely ï¿½ than real.
"The best parts of Stephen Belber's "Fault Lines" are enjoyed with your lips clamped tightly shut around that guilty snicker that will probably get out,.." & "Belber seems less interested in his characters than in what hoops they can jump through, so there's a basic lack of depth to these people that only a very good cast and a strong directorial hand can amend.Thankfully, this production has both."
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