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re: James Ijames-directed Fairview in Philadelphia (major spoilers)
Posted by: AC126748 12:30 pm EDT 06/21/22
In reply to: James Ijames-directed Fairview in Philadelphia (major spoilers) - mikem 09:54 am EDT 06/20/22

James is a very good director of actors -- likely because he started out as an actor himself -- and that comes through here. I think the core family is actually stronger as a whole unit than their NYC counterparts. (For the record, I saw Jenn Kidwell as Aunt Jasmine, who stepped in for Jaylene Clark Owens this past weekend.) I agree that the homogeneity of the audiences at the Wilma blunt the conclusion somewhat, but I also think the play itself has lost some of its shock value the longer it's been around. Still, after the horrendous back-to-back Chekhov desecrations, it was nice to see something at the Wilma this season that was actually watchable.
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