'Park Your Car' gets mixed reviews

November 12, 1991|By J. Wynn Rousuck

"Park Your Car in Harvard Yard," the Israel Horovitz play tha had a pre-Broadway run at the Mechanic Theatre last month, opened at Broadway's Music Box Theatre last week to mixed negative reviews, most of which faulted the script but admired the performances of stars Jason Robards and Judith Ivey.

The Associated Press's Michael Kuchwara called this story of a retired high school teacher and his live-in housekeeper a "wisp of play . . . so devoid of drama that it looks to its two actors for any sense of theatricality."

Frank Rich of the New York Times described it as a "brazenly padded, intermissionless, almost two-hour anecdote." He found the acting "variable."

In New York Newsday, Linda Winer wrote, "This is an old-fashioned, two-character study . . . with a predictable structure, a few facile plot twists, a dose of major mawkishness, a basic pleasantness, and it's short enough to get you out before the crowds."

And Frederick M. Winship of United Press International called it "an undistinguished play illuminated by . . . splendid acting."

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