The opposite of stunning. Little reason for this play to exist. Durang has about 3% the comedy writing talent of a Bruce Norris, Edward Albee or Tracy Letts – and it shows. In the absence of real subject matter, the usual celebrity references and visual gags will have to do. Generic. Thin.
Read Brendan Kiley’s review of VANYA at ACT in Seattle for his take on Durang’s “magical Negro”.