The Verdict: Critics Review Fondly, Collette Richland | Playbill

The Verdict The Verdict: Critics Review Fondly, Collette Richland New York Theatre Workshop officially opened Fondly, Collette Richland Sept. 28, by award-winning company-in-residence Elevator Repair Service. The show, which began previews Sept. 11, marks the troupe's first-ever collaboration with a living playwright, Sibyl Kempson.

Directed by ERS artistic director John Collins, Fondly, Collette Richland features a cast of company members that includes Laurena Allan ("Blue Jasmine"), Kate Benson (The Wonder of the World), Lindsay Hockaday (The Select (The Sun Also Rises)), Maggie Hoffman (Arguendo), Mike Iveson ("Orange is the New Black"), Vin Knight (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), April Matthis (Hollow Roots), Greig Sargeant (The Little Foxes), Kaneza Schaal (The Sound and the Fury), Susie Sokol (Arguendo), Lucy Taylor (The Select (The Sun Also Rises)) and Ben Jalosa Williams (The Sound and the Fury).

The show follows the unlikely journey of Mr. and Mrs. "Fritz" Fitzhuber, who are summoned through a mysterious tiny door in their living room while eating a quiet dinner at home. Through the door, they embark on perilous hikes, find a "phantasmagorical Alpen hotel," lost relatives, deceptive employees and societal ladies that "awaken their mysterious ancient selves."

Performances are set to run through Oct. 18.

The critics are filing their reviews, and is updating them as they come in.


New York Times



ERS is an Obie and Lortel-winning Off-Broadway company whose previous acclaimed works include The Sound and The Fury, which was recently revived at the Public Theater.

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