“What Do We Need to Talk About?” Review. The Apple Family on Zoom

After spending an hour on Zoom with the Apple family in Richard Nelson’s latest low-key play, I was surprised by my reaction, which I could sum up as: Hallelujah! “What Do We Need to Talk About?” is splendid. Streamed live on April 29 but available on YouTube at least through May 3rd, this fifth play that revolves around a brother and three sisters in Rhinebeck, New York is beautiful and sad, funny and moving, terrifically acted, and perfectly timed – a precise reflection of our sudden new era.

….In 2013, all four previous Apple Family plays were performed in repertory by the same cast that’s now online, and taped for broadcast (currently available online on WNET for another week to New York area viewers), but the Apples need not be familiar characters for audience members to warm to them.

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

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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