The Door (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

The Door

An unexpected outcome to an an ultimately un-engaging play

Two men argue in spiteful spirals about responsibility and religion as a door bangs offstage. Each has his own particular brand of self-righteous posturing; both are equally grating. The outcome of the debate is unexpected without being contrived, and is delivered more theatrically than the rest of the play, but who cares about the outcome when neither party engages our empathy?

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The Door

  • 2 stars

Two men wait in a room with only each other and a banging door for company. They exchange pleasantries, talk, bicker, argue and joke about politics, religion, trivia and consequences. The banging of the door provides punctuation as we begin to realise that they are not strangers; they have history. Somebody died… The…