The Village Bike

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    June 1, 2014

    What the popular press said...

    "Our willingness to trust Ms. Gerwig is crucial to the success of “The Village Bike,” an MCC production that has been handled with exquisite care by the director, Sam Gold, and a marvelous cast that includes Jason Butler Harner and Scott Shepherd as the men in Becky’s life. Ms. Skinner’s play, which I first saw at the Royal Court Theater in London three years ago, is about sex, the all-consuming kind that makes people forget who and where they are."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "Sam Gold’s assured direction in this MCC Theater production can’t smooth out the lumps and bumps. But the ensemble he’s included is so good they offer compensation...Gerwig, an indie-film darling known for “Frances Ha,” is at home in her stage debut. She’s funny, affecting and natural. The play has flaws, but Gerwig gets you teasingly close to satisfaction."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "There’s no consistency to the scribe’s dramatic voice, which veers from the realistic to the ridiculous in the mouths of characters who don’t talk the same language — and don’t even seem to inhabit the same play."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

    "The whole thing’s about wanking: pleasure and self-pleasure...By the end you hate everyone and want to wash your hands." Jessie Green for Vulture

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