The Marriage of Bette and Boo

By July 9, 2014 Reviews

Roundabout Theatre, NYC

 

The Village Voice

Socarides and Welch give full power to the play’s dark undercurrents.

Variety

Charles Socarides steps affably into that role here, but even without the playwright on hand, the personal nature and heartfelt experience of his observations about love and family ripple like waves through the comedy’s bizarro world, breathing real-life emotional heft into both its sting and its sadness.

The L magazine

Charles Socarides is visibly damaged but wryly funny as Durang stand-in.

Theatermania

Socarides, in the work’s sole realistic role, is so engaging that you immediately root for him.

New York Times

Mr. Socarides plays Mr. Durang’s alter ego, Matt, with a sense of quizzical sorrow that can be affecting.

Nytheatre.com

Durang’s exquisite final scene is—in the hands of Socarides, Grant, and Welch—as good as theatre gets. I cannot properly describe these last few moments—so unafflicted by hope or despair—because they affect me so profoundly still.

Backstage

As Matt, Charles Socarides skillfully combines a child’s need for order with adult intelligence.