The Verdict: What Do Critics Think of Smokefall?

The Verdict   The Verdict: What Do Critics Think of Smokefall?
The critics are filing their reviews for Noah Haidle's newest work, starring Zachary Quinto.
Brian Hutchison and Zachary Quinto in a scene from <i>Smokefall</i>
Brian Hutchison and Zachary Quinto in a scene from Smokefall Joan Marcus

The New York premiere of Noah Haidle's Smokefall officially opened Feb. 22, and the critics have begun filing their reviews.

The MCC production about love, family and connection is helmed by Anne Kauffman and stars Zachary Quinto and Robin Tunney.

The engagement is scheduled to run through March 13 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The cast also features Tom Bloom, Brian Hutchison and Taylor Richardson.

Brian Hutchison and Taylor Richardson
Brian Hutchison and Taylor Richardson

Read reviews for Smokefall below:

Associated Press
The Daily Beast
The Hollywood Reporter
NBC New York
The New York Times
NY Daily News
The Wrap

Directed by Kauffman, the play premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, where due to critical acclaim, it was remounted for a return engagement in 2014.

Here's how MCC bills the work: "In Smokefall, magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in a family drama unlike any you've ever seen. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, Beauty (Richardson) eats dirt and doesn't speak, Father is about to drive away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide. Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family connections we all stretch and warp across the years but can never quite break."

Tickets can be purchased by visiting The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher St., Manhattan.

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