Hungry, Election Year Theater: Review, Pics

In a Presidential campaign year that includes headlines like CNN’s recent “Donald Trump defends size of his penis,” one welcomes the premise behind Richard Nelson’s new three-play cycle, The Gabriels: Election Year In The Life Of One Family, which will unfold in real time at the Public Theater.

The first play, Hungry, opened March 4, which is the date in which it is set….The cycle will culminate with the third play, Women of a Certain Age, which will be both set and open – and which the playwright will finish writing – on Election Day, November 8, 2016….The characters in Hungry bring up politics casually, in-between idle chatter about more personal matters, as might an actual family. There is no more than 10 minutes of conversation about the election in a play that lasts 100 minutes without an intermission

Full review in DC Theatre Scene

Click on any photograph by Joan Marcus to see it enlarged.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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