Paul Hopkins (l) and James Kidnie
(photo: Andrée Lanthier
This Play Is Indeed The Very Thing
Broadway production values at Segal
By Byron Toben
The Play's The Thing provides a humorous antidote to the Segal Centre's last show, the gripping but intense Equus.
In the early years of the 20th century, Ferenc Molnar reigned supreme among Continental European playwrights as did Ibsen in Norway, Chekov in Russia and Shaw in England. He wrote some 40 plays, became rich and lived high on the hog until encroaching Nazism forced this witty Jewish Hungarian writer to flee to New York, where the movie version of his play The Swan starred Grace Kelly and Carousel, the musical version of his play Liliom, became a stage and cinema hit.