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Friday, September 21, 2012

Kudos, Red-Handed Otter

Congratulations to the Playwrights Realm for the good review in the NYTimes for their production of RED-HANDED OTTER. You can jump right to the show web site by clicking the RED-HANDED OTTER ad on the right-hand side of this page.

Charles Isherwood writes in his review:

If your favorite time killers include overindulging in cute kitty videos on the Web — you know who you are, and you are legion — you will surely lend a sympathetic ear to the befuddled and bereaved hero of “Red-Handed Otter,” a modest but nicely observed comedy by Ethan Lipton that opened on Thursday night at the Cherry Lane Theater, in a production from the Playwrights Realm. 
Paul (Matthew Maher, of Annie Baker’s “Uncle Vanya”), who works as a security guard, has just lost his beloved cat, Jennifer, who was a youthful 17. Sitting zombie-eyed before a bank of monitors as the hours crawl by, poor Paul cannot help brooding on the world’s cruelty, responding to all attempts at cheering him up with bitter gusts of self-pity. 
“I mean, I’ve had other cats,” he says with exacting clarity. “As a kid we had cats, they were great cats, but compared to Jennifer? If you just look at it objectively? We’re talking about one of the best cats in history!”

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