Lawson Taitte is theater critic for the Dallas Morning News. Last weekend he took in the revival production of Neil Simon’s PLAZA SUITE.
In his review, Taite compliments the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas for finding “a classy set of tenants“ for the 44-year-old Tony Award winning play.
The review also sees beyond the usual assessment of Neil Simon as a writer of light comedy. “Surprisingly, for those who think of Simon as a creampuff playwright, Plaza Suite paints a grim portrait of spousal relationships back in the swinging sixties. If you can tolerate whole hotel rooms of people trying to convince themselves that, contrary to appearances, they are actually happy, there are still some laughs in the piece.”
Taitte also mention our man Tom Lenaghen and, specifically, his deadpan delivery. No one does funny-but-not-funny better than Tom.