(Elisabeth Mahoney’s article appeared in the Guardian, 11/7.)

The look of this production of Arnold Wesker's 1959 play couldn't be more on–trend. Ruth Hall's design is all postwar 50s shabby chic: a gorgeous nostalgia-fest of retro styling and detail. But Wesker's play, especially in director Kate Wasserberg's astute hands and with her terrific cast, peels away the comforting look of these rooms to remind us of the stultifying reality of life they contain.


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