The Designated Mourner

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    August 1, 2013

    "A not-to-be-missed revival."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "Ponderous but eventually seductive. ... willfully slow-moving tale."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "The most remarkable thing about the revival ... is just how overrated the play is. Mostly the evening is an indulgent grind that gives off vibes of intellectual sophistication - but just that, vibes."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Is long-winded and keeps interrupting itself for side journeys, but, if you stay with it, it casts a distinctive theatrical spell."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "By the time 'The Designated Mourner' finally reaches its conclusion, one is not so much filled with a sense of loss than blessed relief."
    Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter

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