Blood From a Stone: Theater Review
Family is a life sentence in Tommy Nohilly's caustic study, shot through with darkly funny observations and exposed nerves, authenticated in the New Group's production by a tremendous cast working at the top of their game.
A Bronx-born former Marine who grew up in New Britain, Conn., Nohilly wrote Blood From a Stone while in the graduate playwriting program at Columbia. There are thematic echoes of Sam Shepard, and at times the semi-autobiographical play's assessment of the sullied bonds of family seems almost like a working-class response to August: Osage County. But Nohilly's voice draws from an unmistakable well of personal experience.
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