Roundabout Theatre, NYC
The Village Voice
Socarides and Welch give full power to the play’s dark undercurrents.
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.
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.
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.
As Matt, Charles Socarides skillfully combines a child’s need for order with adult intelligence.