This evening marks the opening night for Kate Fodor's "world premiere" Off-Broadway engagement of 100 Saints You Should Know at Playwrights Horizons, which offers this synopsis:
Theresa cleans the rectory of the local parish to support her unruly teenage daughter. When its priest leaves the church under uncertain circumstances and returns home to his protective mother, Theresa finds herself compelled to pursue him. One eventful night joins them all, forcing a reckoning with the broken memories and shaken faith that divides them — and the discovery of a shared, tenuous common ground.
Last week, I provided my positive review. Other bloggers have weighed in, too -- some good (like Rocco at What's Good/What Blows) and some not so good (like George Hunka of Superfluities who created quite the stir by reviewing the show without staying beyond the first act -- hey, at least he's honest!).
Tomorrow, I'll let you know whether critics think this is a show worth knowing.
(Despite its late September opening, the show is currently scheduled to close on the 30th.)
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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100 Saints You Should Know (The SOB Review) (September 14, 2007)