David Ives' is best known for his scintillating Venus in Fur, thought-provoking New Jerusalem and comic gems All In The Timing. But Lives of the Saints revived off-Broadway at The Duke, is a disappointment.
Like Timing, it is a series of one-acts. But the anticipated comedy falls flat and the various subjects, be it friendship, family, nostalgia or odd relationships, never deliver the acclaimed Ives' wit. It's as if this 1999 effort was a first draft he forgot to revise.