December 17, 2007: First of all, it really is that good. You would expect it to have shrunk over the years, the way buildings that loomed large in your childhood seem smaller when you revisit them. But as the first-rate revival that opened Sunday night at the Cort Theater makes electrifyingly clear, “The Homecoming” is every bit as big as its reputation.READ THE REVIEW
The Homecoming BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- December 16, 2007
- March 13, 2008
Theater: Cort Theatre / 138 West 48th Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Considered one of Pinter’s greatest plays, The Homecoming is undoubtedly his most sexually provocative work. Set in North London, the play concerns the ultimate dysfunctional family, presided over by its patriarch Max (McShane). Living under his dilapidated roof are his younger brother Sam (McKean), and two of his sons: Lenny (Esparza), the town pimp, and Joey, a boxer-in-training. Tensions begin to flair with the arrival of Max’s eldest son Teddy, who returns home after six years with his new wife Ruth. Seduction, betrayal, and divisiveness ensue, as the family welcomes the homecoming of its estranged brother and vies for the attention of his dangerously alluring wife.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Homecoming