Happy Talk by Jesse Eisenberg with Susan Sarandon: Review and pics

Nico Santos, Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland in Jesse Eisenberg’s “Happy Talk,”

From the moment Susan Sarandon makes her entrance in Jesse Eisenberg’s latest play, it is clear her character Lorraine is extravagantly self-absorbed to the point of delusion….It would be easy to find humor in Lorraine’s vanity and even in her contempt, and to assume that the play will be a comedy…But Happy Talkis an ironic title for a play that winds up far closer to horror than comedy. Whatever pleasures come from the fine acting by a starry cast in this New Group production directed by Scott Elliott,  Happy Talkis ultimately a sour and off-putting play

 

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

 

Click on any photograph by Monique Carboni to see it enlarged.

 

 

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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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