Leaving OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    May 26, 2010
    Closing:
    June 20, 2010

    Theater: Wilma Theater / 265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107

    Synopsis: 

    Leaving is an inventive story of a recently retired Chancellor who struggles over questions of truth and power along with his eccentric family and humorous bevy of functionaries. Allusions from Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and Shakespeare's King Lear invade the Chancellor's consciousness in this wry political tragicomedy.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Leaving

    A Leader Waits to Learn When to Leave the Stage

    Charles Isherwood

    June 9, 2010: A parade of slow exits constitutes the apt conclusion of “Leaving,” the Vaclav Havel play making its American premiere at the Wilma Theater here. The friends and family of a newly deposed chancellor being ousted from his government-owned villa depart the stage one by one, ceding the territory to a representative from the new regime.

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