August 16, 2006

Another review of Indian Blood

"Indian Blood" taps familiar dramatic veinIf considering candidates to pen a WASP variation on Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," A.R. Gurney would be at the top of the list. With a resume that includes "Love Letters," "Sylvia" and "The Dining Room," he has found commercial and critical success by imagining the lives of bluebloods and their ilk.

So it is downright shocking that "Indian Blood"--Gurney's semi-autobiographical play about growing up in a large, relatively privileged family in Buffalo, N.Y., in the 1940s--is utterly lacking in depth and resonance.

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