Rapp stages his own work for the Playwrights Horizons production which runs through Nov. 2. Kindness begins when "an ailing mother (O'Toole) and her teenaged son (Denham) flee Illinois and a crumbling marriage for the relative calm and safety of a midtown Manhattan hotel," reads show notes. "Mom holds tickets to a popular musical about love among bohemians. Her son isn't interested. So Mom takes the kindly cabdriver (Thomas) instead, while the boy entertains an enigmatic, potentially dangerous young woman (Waterston) from down the hall."
Here is a look at the production:
All photos by Joan Marcus.