First Nighter: Five Worthies From Alan Ayckbourn, Eugene O'Neill, The Marx Brothers, Philip Ridley and God
As the author of 79 -- count 'em, 79 -- plays, Alan Ayckbourn rarely falls below a certain laugh level.
Context is everything. At least that's the impression I had on leaving The Actors Company Theatre revival of Frank Marcus's 1965 multiple prize-winning play, The Killing of Sister George, at the Beckett.
Charlotte Moore as artistic director and Ciarán O'Reilly as producing director at the Irish Repertory Theatre form one of the most reliable teams in New York City, and if they aren't regularly celebrated, they should be.