First Nighter: Tracey Scott Wilson's "Buzzer" Fizzles; "Clinton the Musical" Frazzles

April 10, 2015 3:47 AM

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As Tracey Scott Wilson's Buzzer gets underway at the Public, Jackson (Grantham Coleman) introduces himself to the audience as a thriving young wrong-side-of-the-tracks lawyer whose credits include Exeter, Harvard and Harvard Law School. Shortly after that, he's in the process of convincing girlfriend Suzy (Tessa Ferrer) that it's time for them to live together in an apartment he's bought in his now gentrified old neighborhood.

That Suzy, who also introduces herself in a monologue, goes along with Jackson's reasoning is sufficiently believable. Credulity is stretched to the breaking point and beyond it, however, when Don (Michael Stahl-David), a longtime friend of Jackson and a recovering substance abuser, makes himself kn...

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