KINDNESS

  • Date:
    October 1, 2008


    What the press had to say.....

    "Listless drama." & "Revelations register more as artificial ploys to raise the stakes of an aimless play rather than as soul-baring moments of truth." & "The play sinks quickly into a torpor as it becomes painfully apparent that Mr. Rapp is mostly treading water."
    Charles Isherwood
    New York Times

    "A well-crafted mini-thriller written and directed by Adam Rapp, which keeps you in suspense until the final blackout."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "Living up to its benign title, "Kindness" is a very gentle play about some very ordinary individuals." & "'Kindness' is a quiet drama. Too quiet, actually. Perhaps the essence of this well-written but static play would be more effectively rendered as a short story. "
    Michael Sommers
    Star-Ledger

    "The play, ending as a shaggy dog story, is content to heap the unlikely on the improbable. Not that I really cared."
    John Simon
    Bloomberg

    "Playwright Adam Rapp may need to declare a moratorium on manipulative women and vulnerable men. These two archetypes are beginning to yield diminishing returns."
    David Sheward
    Back Stage

    "A strange, unsatisfying play that tries to connect two very different kindnesses and produces only middling dramatic fireworks with its contrived story."
    Michael Kuchwara
    Associated Press

    "Honest, unguarded emotion don't come easily to the writer, but having proved himself the definitive director of his own work, he pitches a production that cleverly masks the rough spots."
    Marilyn Stasio
    Variety