Though far from perfect, Larry David’s craft has never been put to better use. And, to gild this ragged lily, he, himself, is starring in it, long with some of the finest comic actors around. Fish in the Dark—a reference to an unsuccessful dinner party—takes internecine battles to sublimely ridiculous heights.
I guess by now my readers know that I'm living, and sweating, in Palm Springs, California. Either it was my getting older or New York getting colder that forced my hand. When the temperature started dropping, I knew it was time to get out or be sentenced to living under my comforter with the apartment heat turned to high. Not an option.
Big Love is a gorgeous mess, an adaptation by Charles Mee of what is considered the oldest play in Western culture, Aeschylus’s The Danaids. He has taken the source material, expanded, yet efficiently reduced it, adding material from other sources and spun it into a wise, funny, sad contemporary force of nature.