Isolde OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    April 10, 2014
    Closing:
    April 26, 2014

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

    Synopsis: 

    In Richard Maxwell's latest play, Isolde is a famous actress who finds herself unable to retain her lines and the personal memories that fueled her greatest roles. To occupy herself, she decides to build her dream house and her husband Patrick is eager to help, but the project becomes jeopardized by Massimo, an award-winning architect she hires.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Isolde

    The Precarious Foundation of a Dream House | Richard Maxwell’s ‘Isolde’ Explores Primal Instincts

    Ben Brantley

    April 12, 2014: Richard Maxwell looks at the world with X-ray eyes. Watching the plays of this rigorously inventive auteur, we are encouraged to see the plasterboard behind the wallpaper, the skin under the greasepaint and the skulls beneath the skin. Or in the case of Isolde, his smashing new work at the Abrons Arts Center, the beams and blueprints — and light and air — that go into the imagining of something as substantial and transitory as a dream house. Or, come to think of it, a play. As a director and dramatist, Mr. Maxwell has applied his unnerving vision to many of the popular fictions with which we entertain and explain ourselves: the spy story, the crime caper, the medieval saga and even the western. But with Isolde, he has touched down in a world where I somehow never expected to find him.

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