That Championship Season – Theater Review
NEW YORK -- A drama about the bitter recriminations of a generation of men stung by the reality of their diminished promise and feeling let down by both their leaders and their peers should strike chords in this rudderless age of epidemic disillusionment. So why does this deluxe revival of such a celebrated play as "That Championship Season" fall flat?
Returning to Broadway after a decade's absence, director Gregory Mosher last season reminded us what a gifted sculptor of ensemble drama and excavator of textual depths he can be in his superlative staging of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. This time, the director plants his actors on Michael Yeargan's handsome set and drills them through their paces. But they fail to get under their characters' skin or the audience's in a play that seems past its expiration date.
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