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Too Much Sun

jbm2
Broadway Star
joined:3/26/11
Too Much Sun
Posted: 5/1/14 at 10:19pm
Anyone catch the first show tonight?
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Too Much Sun
Posted: 5/2/14 at 05:37pm
Bumping to see if anyone has an opinion yet. I hated THE LYONS but maybe this will be better.
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After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Too Much Sun
Posted: 5/4/14 at 08:53am
An actress walks out on her play and goes to stay with her daughter and son-in-law. Complications ensue.

The first act is boring and diffuse. The second is better, as the narrative attains some dramatic focus. One character is insufficiently drawn; another is annoying and unnecessary. One plot development is telegraphed a mile away.

The play needs cutting and shaping.

Linda Lavin does a good job.

The set is nice.
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
Too Much Sun
Posted: 5/6/14 at 10:33pm
saw this tonight, quiet simply this is a f/u/c/k/i/n/g mess. Linda Lavin is the main reason to see this, theres some funny lines but its tonally all over the place and the last 5 minutes just seemingly come out of nowhere
Updated On: 5/8/14 at 10:33 PM
stevenycguy
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/05
Too Much Sun
Posted: 5/7/14 at 03:44pm
What time does an 8pm show end?
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AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Too Much Sun
Posted: 5/7/14 at 03:53pm
When I saw it over the weekend, it was exactly 2.5 hours. Keep in mind that it's in previews, though, so running time might change.

"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Updated On: 5/7/14 at 03:53 PM
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Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Too Much Sun
Posted: 5/7/14 at 05:50pm
"tonely"?
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PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
Too Much Sun
Posted: 5/8/14 at 12:46am
tonally, sorry my mistake
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WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
Too Much Sun
Posted: 5/15/14 at 08:58am
I saw this last night and enjoyed it for the most part, with lots of strong love for Linda Lavin. It seems that they've made a few cuts because it ran 2:20 with an extended intermission. The first act still needs trimming and focus, but the second act fares much better.

While the play isn't perfect the premise is interesting and the characters appealing. Kitty and Lucas reminded me of the kids in The Lyons, and Lavin's presence made similarities all the more acute. Too Much Sun is very much in Silver's wheelhouse, so if you've enjoyed his past works this is definitely worth checking out.
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