Holden OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    August 5, 2015
    Closing:
    August 8, 2015

    Theater: New Ohio Theatre / 154 Christopher St, New York, New York, 10014

    Synopsis: 

    A tragicomic, modern-day "No Exit," plumbing a darker dimension of "The Catcher in the Rye." Three obsessive super-fans, with definitively shady pasts, have taken up residence in J.D. Salinger's private writing bunker. Unbeknownst to the reclusive author, their mission to get Salinger to publish once more spirals into a fevered bonfire of longing and delusion.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Holden

    ‘Holden’ Explores the Distance That Killing Requires

    Claudia La Rocco

    August 6, 2015: “Holden,” a new play written and directed by Anisa George, occupies a claustrophobic realm: a one-room cabin into which four intense men are crammed, bounded by slowly growing walls of chopped firewood. But watching the play on Wednesday at the New Ohio Theater, during its premiere at the Ice Factory Festival, I was thinking about space. Specifically about the space conjured in these lines, written by the Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard, in his powerful and upsetting essay in The New Yorker in May, about the 2011 massacre of 77 people in his country: “Killing another person requires a tremendous amount of distance, and the space that makes such distance possible has appeared in the midst of our culture. It has appeared among us, and it exists here, now.”

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