Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Vertical Hour

I ended up at the TKTS booth when comps for the show I was supposed to see fell through and decided to revisit The Vertical Hour. The play, which I really liked when I saw it in early previews, has only gotten better with time; it is one of the tightest amalgamations of political philosophy and domestic drama that I've ever seen onstage. Bill Nighy continues to wow with his alternately hilarious and touching performance as a hermetic doctor, and Andrew Scott has settled nicely into the role of his son. Tonight, however, the stage belonged to Julianne Moore: she was confident, strong, vibrant, beautiful and moving. I would encourage all of her early detractors to see the play again, and I promise you will be dazzled by her.

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