Things are looking up for the Apple family, but not for me, as the characters talk to one another on a Zoom call yet again. Richard Nelson’s third play in four months about the same set of characters is both the least engaging and the most problematic…
I thought the approach worked exceedingly well in the first play, in April, What Do We Need To Talk About? And less well in July, with And So We Come Forth. I criticized that second play for largely neglecting the racial reckoning that was one of the two big issues in the news a month after the killing of George Floyd by a police officer.
To my surprise, the issue of race relations does get a more direct airing in Incidental Moments of the Day, but framed in an unexpected way….
“Incidental Moments of the Day” will remain available until November 5, 2020