While the play is more watchable than some reviews have suggested, it displays its Modern Master influences - Pinter, Beckett - a little too obviously and develops its storyline in fits and starts.
Dorfman's language can be eloquent: Levana recites a verbal aria about suffering ("We'll feed off the dead. We'll sell the dead. One by one.") that is a high point of Harris's polished performance.
Like [Death and the] Maiden, The Other Side provides some marvellous moments for actors, even as its political concerns have been explored more engagingly by others.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Financial Times on The Other Side
Brendan Lemon, 19 December 2005, Financial Times (USA). Not online.