Monday, April 13, 2009

The Hollywood Reporter raves about OMBA!

Richard Greenberg's brilliant comedy about a "Flatbush on the Thames" family is a triumph of laughter and tears. For an hour and 45 minutes, Richard Greenberg's new play about a "Flatbush on the Thames" family's dotty indifference to reality and self-knowledge holds the audience with a delightfully bittersweet blend of laughter, romance and mystery. The streetwise, battered Jewish characters who populate his latest premiere -- "Our Mother's Brief Affair," presented by South Coast Repertory -- gambol surrealistically through fields of delight, envy, anger and dismay until the story drifts off into a fog of acceptance. ...The production is as near-perfect as a world premiere can be. The chemistry between the script and the production is more like alchemy."

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