Well the Missus and I trundled down to the South End Saturday to catch the Huntington Theatre Company production of Choice (through November 15) and say, it was . . . swellish.
The cast – especially Connie Ray and Madeline Wise – is terrific. The staging is entirely impressive. And the dialogue is generally smart and funny.
But here’s the -ish:
The play itself (by Winnie Holzman, whose writing credits include the hit musical Wicked and the smash TV series “My So-Called Life”) is kind of meh, a concept in search of an execution. It also – like so many other contemporary dramas – suffers from climax interruptus, a debilitating condition whose major symptom is a second act that leaves the audience largely unsatisfied.
Still worth seeing, though, at least to us.