The Verdict: Critics Review Too Much Sun, Starring Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre

The Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere production of Nicky Silver's Too Much Sun, starring Tony Award winner Linda Lavin and Tony nominee Jennifer Westfeldt, officially opened May 18 following previews that began May 1.

Jennifer Westfeldt and Linda Lavin
Jennifer Westfeldt and Linda Lavin (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

Along with Lavin (The LyonsCollected Stories) and Westfeldt (Wonderful Town, The Library), the play also features Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, The Green Bird), Richard Bekins (Tartuffe, Love! Valour! Compassion!), Matt Dellapina (Outside People, Dream of the Burning Boy) and Matt Dickson (War HorseThe Coast of Utopia).

"In Too Much Sun, Ms. Lavin portrays Audrey Langham, a celebrated actress who unravels completely while preparing for a new production of Medea," press notes state. "With nowhere else to go, she descends upon her married daughter for a summer by the sea. She is not, however, greeted with confetti and champagne. Her arrival sets off a chain of events alternately hilarious, harrowing and unforgettable."

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

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