Review of “ The Father” at the Samuel. Friedman Theater

April 19, 2016
By Dr. Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor 

New York, NY – The Father a portrait of a man losing his mind starring Frank Langella and written by Florian Zeller. If you want to see one of our world’s greatest actors in a landmark performance this show is a must see.

Mr. Langella displays excellent wit, comic timing and a commanding presence. His very gestures provide the audience with tremendous meaning. Mr. Langella is accompanied by Kathryn Erbe who does a magnificent job playing his daughter.

Frank Langella plays Andre who is falling into despair and dementia. As the drama proceeds for 90 minutes the parent becomes the child and the daughter becomes the parent. The decline into dementia is dramatized through a series of scene changes which are replayed with different characters. In the end Andre’s daughter makes the difficult decision to place him in a nursing home. The Director Doug Hughes enables the play to move forward with a seamles performance by Frank Langella and his transformation into despair.

April 18, 2016

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