The splendid wrapping doesn’t make up for the sourness within. Perhaps most galling about “What is the Cause of Thunder?’’ is the jet-black pessimism that surfaces through Ada’s growing despair - life’s a waste, there will be no resurrection, unborn babies should go back from whence they came - and which feels spectacularly glib with nothing in the play to ground it. If Haidle’s really going to be the Next Big Thing, he’s going to have to earn the right to his bleakness.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Ty Burr Reviews Theatre?
I had to double check the byline, but it seems Burr reviewed the new Noah Haidle play at Williamstown: