Good Samaritans OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    February 8, 2017
    Closing:
    February 25, 2017

    Theater: Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement / 466 Grand Street, New York, New York, 10002

    Synopsis: 

    New York City Players presents a return of Richard Maxwell’s critically acclaimed Good Samaritans. In a dining hall at a rehabilitation center, pleasure battles virtue in this urban story of an intake counselor and her patient. Starring Rosemary Allen and Kevin Hurley. Written and directed with songs by Richard Maxwell.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Good Samaritans

    In 'Good Samaritans,' They Sing and Dance, but This Isn't 'La La Land'

    Ben Brantley

    February 15, 2017: More than a dozen years before the hit film La La Land set an everyday urban romance to song, another pair of star-crossed lovers were making oddly similar music together on a New York stage. Their names are Rosemary and Kevin, and they have returned to the city this month in Good Samaritans (first seen in Brooklyn in 2004), written and directed by the experimental theater auteur Richard Maxwell, at the Abrons Arts Center. Portrayed by performers named Rosemary (last name: Allen) and Kevin (Hurley), Rosemary and Kevin are not, it should be noted, in exactly the same mold as the couple played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land. They’re older, for one thing, and not nearly as cosmetically perfect.

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