PVP’s ‘Seven Year Itch’ worth scratching … Direction for the PV Players is provided by Martha Duncan, and although the pacing could be snappier, the production has many funny moments. … Restless and itchy, Nozzi has some fine moments … The best performance in this show is that of Sara Pillet as the Girl. Childlike and naïve, she plays down her sex appeal, relying instead on her crack timing and sweet, youthful charm… The subject matter is still relevant, and you could certainly do worse than spending a mild summer evening being entertained by this inconsequential but funny comedy.
– Kari Sayers, from her review in Rave! published July 24, 2004
Michael Anthony Nozzi does a wonderful job as the frenzied Richard Sherman. He creates a sympathetic character, and has a knack for comedic timing. Sarah Pillet plays the naïve and sexy girl without overdoing her ignorance and innocence like Marilyn Monroe once did (in nearly all of her films). The girl is aware, which makes her more than just a sexual object. The play even gives us time to listen in on her thoughts. … The Seven Year Itch is entertaining from start to finish because the actors are good in their roles, and the roles that they inhabit are well written. The play itself is interesting, thought provoking and as relevant today as it ever was.
– Rachael Stillman, from her review in Easy Reader published July 15, 2004
“[A] brutally human and beautifully layered new play…you feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted.”
– New York Times
“A dazzling and humane new play that you will remember till your dying day.” – New York Times Magazine
Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness – and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital – Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. In her extraordinary first play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate.
Winner of the
1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner of the
Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play