Miles for Mary

Theater, Comedy
Recommended
5 out of 5 stars
Miles for Mary
Photograph: Courtesy the Mad Ones

The Mad Ones' bittersweet comedy, about 1989 high-school faculty members organizing a telethon in the name of a much-missed student athlete, stuns us with period particulars and cleverly conceals its plot under a welter of naturalistic conversation. The company's hugely collaborative process pays off in precision, invention and richness. It was pure delight in 2016, and now returns for an encore run at Playwrights Horizons, directed again by Lila Neugebauer and with the entire original cast. Click here for the full 2016 review.

By: Helen Shaw

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The Mad Ones are back and better than ever - this is what off-off-Broadway should be. This tight-knit ensemble is firing on all cylinders in this 80s-themed new piece told with love, melancholy, and hilarity. They're obviously having a great time playing together, which makes the experience of seeing their work that much better. Check out this superb world-premiere work at a great Brooklyn venue!