David Finkle: First Nighter: From White Plains Strong on Forgiveness, Luck of the Irish Fairly Strong on Intolerance
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Let's hear it for forgiveness. Let's hear a couple of brimming earfuls for forgiveness -- or against it, as the case may be. And the place to hear it is throughout From White Plains, the outstanding new work conceived by Michael Perlman and written with cast members Craig Wesley Divino, Karl Gregory, Jimmy King and Aaron Rossini.
The lay-out of the play -- which, I repeat, is truly, eminently worthwhile, and so is Perlman's immaculate direction -- is intricate as presented by the Fault Line Theatre in the Pershing Square Signature Center's black-box space.
But here goes: Listening to an Oscar telecast, Ethan (co-company artistic director Rossini) hears himself named as the bully behind the inspiration for the film just awarded the best-movie-of-year statuette to creator Dennis (Karl Gregory).
Astounded that he's just been designated a national bad guy, Ethan enters into a debate with pal John (co-company director Divino) that builds into an argument over his actual re
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