A FINE SON

A SHORT STORY BY ROALD DAHL

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY JOHN BYRD

LIGHTNING STRIKES THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE PLAYBOY STORIES - 45 YEARS 

OF FICTION IN THE FLESH

                                                                                                       Place: Sanford Meisner

                                                                                                          164 Eleventh Avenue

                                                                                                              New York,  NY 10010

                                                                                                     June 7-24, 2000   8:00 pm

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                                           oobr

                                               the off-off broadway review by adrienne onofri       

...The biggest surprise of the evening was Roald Dahl's A Fine Son, not only because the author is most identified with children's writing but also because of a killer twist ending. If only Off-Off-Broadway could generate the kind of buzz Hollywood did with The Sixth Sense, this would be the play that would have 'em talking. The climactic secret is revealed through cleverly choreographed interplay of dialogue and voiceover. Period details, from the costumes to the hospital ward setting to one man's sideburns, were nicely realized, too. (Adapted by John Byrd, directed by Keith Oncale)

 

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