The discomfiture of Antony Sher’s angst-ridden, impotent Phillip is painful to watch as he struggles to make sense of his wife’s hysterical paralysis in Arthur Miller’s 1994 meld of the psychological, personal and political, set in Brooklyn in 1938 as the Kristallnacht attacks in Berlin make headline news.

The chemistry between Tara FitzGerald’s Sylvia and her expansive, assimilated doctor (Stanley Townsend) is as palpable as her repressed husband’s ambivalence about his Jewishness in Iqbal Khan’s fine, powerfully acted revival, punctuated by atmosphere-heightening cello music played live on stage.

– Louise Kingsley

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