Today At The Clinton Street Theater
Gathr Previews Presents: WHAT'S IN A NAME?
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Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.
...Watching a film that has been adapted from a play often induces claustrophobia. I start eyeing the set's windows and doors, seized with a longing to break through its four walls.
The adaptation of What's in a Name? effortlessly solves that problem. Even though most of it takes place within the confines of a homely old apartment in Paris's 9th arrondissement, no escape hatches are required. Directing their own rewrite of their hit play, Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere have crafted a comedy that seems action-packed even though its surprises are all sprung with words alone and a principal cast of just five people.
A masterly lesson in how to compress a big story into a small space.
Jokes spark arguments, grudges are exhumed, alliances shift, faux pas precipitate explosions and marriages and friendships come close to cracking. It's also very funny, thanks to the acuteness of the dialogue and the deftness of a cast who lived with their lines for almost nine months onstage....