And So We Come Forth Review. The Apple Family Once Again on Zoom

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“There now is such a great sense of urgency, but for what? Where will it end?” Richard Apple (Jay O. Sanders) says in this sixth play written and directed by Richard Nelson in the decade-old Apple Family series. It’s just one of the many questions the five characters ask as they try to share a meal virtually over Zoom.  People have questions; nobody has answers.

Just two months ago, Nelson resurrected the Apple family, and put them online, for “What Do We Need To Talk About?” a new play to which I summed up my reaction as “Hallelujah,” But I compare “And So We Come Forth” to my experience now in lockdown – a safe, insular,  by-now too familiar routine. Still,  there are enough moments of insight and pathos to be worth spending the 70 minutes in another visit with these comfortable characters.

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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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