Photo: Craig Schwartz
By Brian Scott Lipton
As we’ve all experienced in life, some of our deepest friendships were formed by a common interest or experience, forged in just a moment of connection, and have disintegrated – permanently or temporarily – as suddenly and swiftly as they began.
Intriguingly, this harsh reality of life has recently been examined in a pair of two-character plays, both currently being presented in New York by Manhattan Theatre Club: David Auburn’s “Summer, 1976,” now at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, and Rajiv Joseph’s “King James,” now at NY City Center Stage 1. Both works are exquisitely acted and thoughtfully plotted but may resonate differently with different audiences. Continue reading...