DC Theatre Scene: “Golden Boy”
This being a Clifford Odets play, told with tender humanism, we see our own lives right away in the plight of the young boxer. …
Lynch and Keena do nice work depicting the growing difficulty with which the traditional father and the rebellious son are able to connect. … Rhea is impressive as the brash Jersey girl who is surprised to find she has a soft side for the little slugger.
Director Lee Mikeska Gardner and her team have embraced the relic and polished it to a cleanish luster, and the result is a sturdy, reverent staging that will appeal to fans of the play and lovers of the 1930s. …
DATEDecember 4, 2010