HAROLD AND MAUDE at Group Repertory Theatre

Clara Rodriguez and Landon Beatty. Photo by Doug Engalla.

Rob Stevens – Haines His Way.

GRT’s production uses projections on the back wall and on smaller screens that come and go from the wings in an attempt to open up the action. Unfortunately, they don’t add much to the show and Larry Eisenberg’s lackadaisical direction lets the production drag on. Most scenes just meander until the eventual fitful blackout. The large supporting cast is fairly bland with only veteran Lloyd Pedersen’s Father Finnegan adding an occasional laugh. Gina Yates overplays her one scene as method actress Sunshine, who really get into Harold’s suicide attempt on their date. Read more…