Man and Boy

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    October 1, 2011

    What the popular press said...

    "The main raison d’être of this production — and the one compelling reason to see it — is the occasion it gives its star (Frank Langella) to explore the pathology of power."
    Ben Brantley for NY Times

    "But even a triple Tony-winning powerhouse (Frank Langella) can't make damp gunpowder flash and ignite."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for NY Daily News

    "Isn’t a great play, but with equal sparring partners, it could have been a very good show."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Weaknesses in the play itself cause the venture to come up slightly short."
    David Sheward for Back Stage

    "A second-rate production of a third-rate play."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "A deliciously old-school drama by Terence Rattigan ably served by an excellent production that stars the great Frank Langella being delectably wicked."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "While director Maria Aitken and her accomplished cast hit their marks, the play has no teeth."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "Secondary roles are exceptionally well cast in Maria Aitken's well-oiled production, providing solid support for Langella's suave and superbly nuanced perf."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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