(Doing our best to bring you John
Simon's reviews of plays he actually liked, this article appeared on Bloomberg,
Walken Seeks Lost Hand in Lurid
Comedy ‘Spokane’: John Simon
Even if, like me, you are no great fan of the Irish
playwright Martin McDonagh, you will find “A Behanding in Spokane,” in which Christopher Walken makes a triumphant
return to the Broadway stage, insane yet also fiendishly funny.
McDonagh is a specialist in unleashed violence, in
which he shamelessly revels. Here the violence is comical, and we are kept
guessing throughout a farce that is as irresistible as it is improbable.
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