As noted yesterday, I took in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming over the weekend.
While my SOB Review is still forthcoming, I will tell you that I felt absolutely dazed as I left the performance.
When I shared some of my initial thoughts with a friend on the Left Coast, he told me how much he loved the production, calling it "brilliant."
Intrigued, I asked my friend why. Here was his response:
I have a very dark view of humankind so The Homecoming resonates with me. The play imperceptibly shifts from a domestic family drama to showing what evil ordinary beings are capable of. If you don't, like me, believe that people are intrinsically bad, then I can see why this play would disgust you. I don't think I could ever get you to see what I see in this play. Does that make any sense?Quite a sad indictment on the human race.
Perhaps the John Lahr New Yorker piece should be required reading for anyone daring to set foot in the Cort Theatre while The Homecoming revival is playing.
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Opening: Pinter's Homecoming Returns To Broadway (December 17, 2007)
Esparza's Homecoming Finds Him In Good Company (July 24, 2007)