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Alphabetical Order - 2010 - Off-Broadway


A hilarious comedy about a newspaper on the brink of disaster, and the lonely soul who work there. The New York premiere of this Olivier-Award winning comedy from Michael Frayn, (Noises Off, Copenhagen), from the Drama Desk and Obie-Award winning producers of I Never Sang For My Father and The Dining Room.


Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, with one intermission

Clurman Theater

(New York, NY)
410 West 42nd Street

Alphabetical Order Off-Broadway Cast


by Ben Peltz - September 28, 2010
Michael Frayn's 1975 comedy, Alphabetical Order, is the type of play that, either as a compliment or as a dismissal, American audiences are likely to label as 'very British.'  Its humor is subtle, its themes are sub-textual and the characters all talk in these funny accents.  But even those who appreciate the delicacy of that type of play may find this early work by the versatile writer who went on to pen the riotous Noises Off and the heady Copenhagen a little padded and lacking in both humor and bite.  Still, director Carl Forsman and the Keen Theatre Company serve up a lively production that boasts its charms, particularly in the performances of the engaging ensemble.