first love OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    July 24, 2008
    Closing:
    July 27, 2008

    Theater: Gerald W. Lynch / 899 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    Acclaimed British actor Ralph Fiennes appears in First Love, Beckett’s disturbing reverie on loss. First Love tells the story of a man made homeless in the wake of his father’s death who becomes reluctantly involved with a woman he meets on a park bench in this harsh glimpse of what love might have been.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF first love

    The Sheer Inconvenience, Let Alone Intrusiveness, of Life and Love

    CHARLES ISHERWOOD

    July 24, 2008: Hearts and flowers, moons and Junes do not figure prominently in the lexicon of Samuel Beckett, to say the least. When a besotted victim of Cupid’s arrow does feel the need to inscribe the name of his beloved on the world in the short story “First Love,” he does not go looking for the nearest tree trunk.

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