Gross is Unorthodox and Enlivening
“Sometimes, Gross’s joking/not joking take on the character reaches a tipping point where it can almost seem like he is performing/not performing – keeping one foot outside of his characterization, perhaps protectively.
But this is a place where that little bit of distance between Gross and his Lear opens up a space for the audience to feel instead of be shown feeling.
I keep being tempted to write that Gross is, for all the originality, a light-weight Lear. But then I keep hitting the backspace key because I’ve never actually been as moved by the imprudent patriarch’s self-inflicted journey to the depths of despair before.”Read Full Review05/31/2023