(P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works
"An energetic, pleasing performance." (AudioFile)
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"As much fun as the movie"
This was as much fun as the movie. My favorite version was always Richard Thomas and Bess Armstrong on stage, but this rivals even that.
I really enjoyed listening to this performance. The characters are quirky and the performance factor with sound effects and awesome acting made this performance a step above.
"Short, cute comedy. Great performance."
STORY (comedy) - I didn't see the movie, but I know it was a big hit for Neil Simon. It's the story of newlyweds (Paul and Cory, his dingy wife) who are faced with multiple shortcomings in their first apartment as well as visits from zany neighbors and the mother-in-law. Things get so crazy that they actually consider divorce after only six days of marriage!
PERFORMANCE - I suppose this is the recording of a live play, as it has multiple voices and live applause. Excellent portrayals of crazy characters in crazier situations.
OVERALL - Recommended for anyone looking for a short, light break between longer books. I don't think it's worth the normal price and definitely not worth a credit, but it's worth a shot if you can catch it on the Daily Deal like I did. No cursing or sex, though there are some mildly suggestive conversations.
"Classic Neil Simon"
Likeable characters are portrayed with humour and skill by the actors in this production.
I particularly liked the character of Cora Bratter's mother.
"Cute, dated rom-com play"
This dated Neil Simon romantic comedy play felt a bit dated. Written in the early 60's, it feels a bit sexist, but I did enjoy it as a cute period piece. Good reading made it a fun listen. It made for a very pleasant 2 hour car ride. You get the traditional gender stereotypes clashing in the two newlyweds. If you can get by that, you might enjoy this light weight fun piece. I did.
"Have always loved the movie!"
I always loved this movie and now I can take it with me everywhere! Neil Simon always makes me laugh out loud with his writing and the cast was perfect for this!
I was aware of the play but I had never seen it or the movie. Thus I have nothing to compare this performance to. Having said that, I found it fun, delightful, and well worth the time and money.
"A re-read week listen in this case."
I just love this play. I'm glad I was able to get it on audible. just a great rendering of it. I've stopped counting how many times I've listened to it by now
This was thoroughly enjoyable and far too short. The cast was fantastic and perfect for this Neil Simon's timeless story.
"Perfect time killer."
Lightweight comedy for sure, but great acting makes it a fun and easy listen.
Just the right length for a long commute. A fun and easy listen.
Just remember, it was written in the early 60's. If you didn't know then Corie/Laura Linney's answer, when asked what she does for a living should give you a clue. ;)
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