First Nighter: Marcus's "Killing of Sister George," McPherson's "Port Authority"

October 7, 2014 2:25 AM

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Context is everything. At least that's the impression I had on leaving The Actors Company Theatre revival of Frank Marcus's 1965 multiple prize-winning play, The Killing of Sister George, at the Beckett.

It's the only explanation I could find for the production's seeming merely bizarre now since it had been so effective when it first played in London and then was transferred to Broadway in 1966 with original cast members, including Beryl Reid and Eileen Atkins.

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