A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop

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April 21, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Amy Irving takes on Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop, a New Yorker who called ever-changing Brazil her home in the 1950s, and whose personal life was equally tumultuous. If only Brazilian playwright Marta Góes gave us any reason to care in this slow-moving, 80-minute solo show. Irving shows her fiery side in scenes that depict Bishop’s feisty hauteur and have her reciting too-brief snippets of the famed poet’s oeuvre (which succinctly captures all of the ardor the play desperately misses). But Irving is significantly less balanced in the more melodramatic moments, especially in rendering Bishop’s histrionic relationship with her lover Lota, who is treated as an offstage figure for Irving to shout through walls at. And don’t even get us started on the rotating set. (Tickets: Call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200, or visit Ticketcentral.com)

A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop

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run date
03/21/06-04/30/06
Cast
Amy Irving
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