Prymate

  • Date:
    May 1, 2004

    Opened: 05 May 2004
    Written by: Mark Medoff
    Cast: Andre De Shields , Phyllis Frelich , James Naughton, Heather Tom
    Directed by: Edwin Sherin
    Synopsis: In the arenas of science and love, who has the right to do what to whom? The play follows the story of a gorilla named Graham � unique because of his ability to communicate in American Sign Language but also quite valuable as a research subject in a quest for an AIDS vaccine � and the two researchers who battle for the right to use Graham for their own purposes. .

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Leaves one feeling dull and almost indifferent.� CLIVE BARNES of the NEW YORK POST says "As ramshackle and doomed as a grass hut in a hurricane." HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "The word is 'atrocious.' " ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says �Competent to clich�d to merely cringe-inducing.�

    LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "Plot gets too annoying."

    FRANK SCHECK of THe HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "Moralistic arguments taken to dramatically questionable and ludicrous extremes." MICHAEL SOMMERS of Star-Ledger says "Medoff's melodrama belly-flops into the deep end of an empty pool." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of Associated Press says "Dialogue is unsubtle, often crude and, what's worse, unbelievable."

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