Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington VT
Visiting Mr. Green
by Jeff Baron
Directed by Nathan Stith. Reviewed by J. Peter Bergman.
“I feel old. ”
T he difference between who and what you are and who and what you seem to be is at the heart of this play, a comedy that will tug at your heart-strings, like it or not. Perfectly cast, this two and a half character play has been entertaining audiences since Eli Wallach first took on the title role on Broadway, playing in over 50 countries. The production in Vermont is the third one I’ve seen in this region. It is one of the best.
Richard Howe and Dean Linnard; photo by Kate Whitehall
Richard Howe as Mr. Green; photot: Kate Whitehall
The Title Role
The perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening, this play could have you laughing and crying, secretly cheering and angrilly cursing, all in an hour and forty minutes. I would have called that “one short lifetime” of experiences. Personally, “I had a ball.”
Visiting Mr. Green plays through July 18 at Oldcastle Theatre Company at 331 Main SAtreet, Bennington, VT. For information and tickets call 802-447-0564or go to bpacvt.org