"The Country House": Actors Acting Their Way Through Life

October 3, 2014 5:17 PM

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Most playwrights seem to have a Chekhovian impulse they need to get out of their system, and David Margulies's new play The Country House, which opened last night on Broadway, is better than most of them.

With a top-flight cast led by a charming Blythe Danner and smooth direction from Daniel Sullivan, The Country House combines an often funny sendup of actors, directors, and writers with some touching scenes on a mother, daughter, and husband dealing with untimely death. There is even a moral at the ...

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