THE REGARD EVENING
The Regard Evening
David Finkle • New York City • Dec 16, 2003
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What's brilliant about Bill Irwin's "The Regard of Flight" -- which was written in collaboration with Doug Skinner, Michael O'Connor, and Nancy Harrington and is being revived as part of Irwin's Signature Theatre year -- is the neat two-part trick that it pulls off. This is a shining example of the new form of theater that was being shaped in the '70s and '80s, yet it's also a send-up of the pretense associated with self-appointed personages grandiosely determined to create a new theater. The other major factor in the piece's brilliance is its ability to keep a smile on the faces of overjoyed patrons from start to finish.
Photos by Carol Rosegg.