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HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND
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HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

wolfwriter
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joined:3/16/15
Featured Actor | Joined: 3/16/15

HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

#1
Posted: 1/16/20 at 10:45pm

Has anyone seen this?

I like Len Cariou and Craig Bierko, but I'm hesitant because the description of the play sounds pretty slight.

Thoughts or comments are appreciated.

Thanks. 

UncleCharlie
Broadway Legend
joined:6/26/16
Broadway Legend | Joined: 6/26/16

HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

#2
Posted: 1/17/20 at 1:06am
Seeing it Saturday night. I'll try to remember to post my thoughts.
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AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Broadway Legend | Joined: 7/15/06

HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

#3
Posted: 1/17/20 at 4:38am
It’s a slight play that feels kind of like a throwback to the stuff you’d see in the ‘70s or ‘80s, but Cariou and Bierko are enjoyable stage pros. It’s worth seeing if you can get in cheaply or for free.
"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
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Broadway Legend | Joined: 10/9/05

HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

#4
Posted: 3/10/20 at 1:02am
So this is still playing? I thought they said they’d have to close right away but I see tickets are still on sale.
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HogansHero
Broadway Legend
joined:2/26/12
Broadway Legend | Joined: 2/26/12

HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

#5
Posted: 3/10/20 at 1:35am

Seems you missed the kiss and make up; they resolved their differences and the show goes on...

Pashacar
Leading Actor
joined:11/2/18
Leading Actor | Joined: 11/2/18

HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

#6
Posted: 3/10/20 at 4:50pm

The real question is how it's staying open aside from the cast drama. The seating charts online show a mostly empty house most nights, and comps are readily available for nearly every performance.

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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
Broadway Legend | Joined: 10/9/05

HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

#7
Posted: 3/10/20 at 5:18pm
Anyone know where the stage door is there? Is it just the front doors?
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BIG BALONEY
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joined:6/21/03
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HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

#8
Posted: 3/10/20 at 8:38pm
Saw it last night and Len Cariou and David Lansbury made for a great team. No stage door at City Center lower level. The play was well done and audience appreciated cast.
Pashacar
Leading Actor
joined:11/2/18
Leading Actor | Joined: 11/2/18

HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND (MTC)

#9
Posted: 3/13/20 at 12:16pm

Half-serious question: is this production a money-laundering operation?

First they extend months out, while comping at every performance. Now they are the only show to continue performances during the Coronavirus crisis. There has to be something fishy going on with its finances.