Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s plays go over the top and then keep going — until the bottom drops out. At times scabrously funny, crude to the point of incredulity, and relentlessly satirical, they would be brilliant if only they were . . . brilliant. That is, if they were as smart and original as their author evidently thinks they are.
Instead, they’re merely clever and mean.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Critical Snark of the Week
Louise Kennedy, not one prone to such phrasing, seems to have reached some sort of pain threshold with regards to the work of playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Nachtrieb's play Colorado is currently playing at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Here is the opening of Kennedy's Globe review: