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Great Depression Without End

Nov 08 2006
Brandon K. Thorp | New Times

...The central and most heart-wrenching tragedy of the production is the persistent ache that pervades Victor and Esther’s marriage. They lead good lives, or could if they wanted....It’s a complicated situation to illuminate, but the people at Palm Beach Dramaworks are uniformly expert. The direction is unpretentious, and I’m absolutely convinced that Scenic Designer and Artist Sean McClelland must have sold a kidney or three to acquire the vast, gorgeous collection of period detritus that inhabits the brownstone’s attic. ...From the play’s first moments, when Ulrich’s Victor Franz appears in uniform and turns on a 'laughing record' the actors bring the script’s full weight to bear on their every word and gesture.