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The Patsy

  • Theater, Comedy
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
David Greenberg in The Patsy
Photograph: Courtesy Carol RoseggThe Patsy

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

If the clamor to revive the sweet 1925 Barry Conners romance The Patsy was never very loud, we must be glad that performer-adapter David Greenspan and director Jack Cummings III listen so much more intently to history than we do. Greenspan moves like origami that knows how to fold itself. Turning the play into a virtuosic solo spree, he whisks mischievously through the comedy, playing histrionic mother, viperish sister, heroine Patricia and the boy she loves. In the process, Greenspan transforms the work into a bouquet, and makes us, the audience, his surprised and grateful sweetheart.—Helen Shaw

[Note: This is a review of the 2011 production of The Patsy, which was presented at that time in double bill with Greenspan's Jonas. Transport Group is bringing The Patsy back for an encore run as a stand-alone in 2022.]

Written by
Helen Shaw


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