Review of "John Cassavetes' Husbands": Backstage.com

Review of "John Cassavetes' Husbands": Backstage.com

"It is important to be messy. And real," writes director Doris Mirescu in the program notes for her multimedia stage adaptation of John Cassavetes' 1970 film "Husbands," a production of her company Dangerous Ground that's part of the Public Theater's Under the Radar festival. Mirescu's staging gets across the "messy" aspect, and her able cast is certainly "real," but this sometimes confusing three-hour production proved too messy and real for the many audience members who left at intermission. Those who stick with it, though, will be rewarded with an intense, painful, and imaginative examination of male friendships and macho posturing.

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