Skylight: A British Argument May Not Win an American Audience

April 3, 2015 6:48 PM

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David Hare writes political plays, so if you go to see Skylight, be prepared. But he also tries to write about real human beings, and that's not easy. How much you appreciate this current Broadway production of Skylight may depend both on whether or not you find this play's politics interesting or a bore, and whether or not you find yourself interested in these two very specific human beings.

There are some terrific moments in this production where British actress Carey Mulligan owns the stage without saying a word, feelings of loss and guilt and frustration flashing across her face like waves hitting a rocky shore. And there are some fine moments for Bill Nighy, playing her much older f...

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