Lisa Schwarzbaum
February 13, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

A promising setup — the slow-blooming friendship between an embittered 86-year-old Jewish widower and a slick Jewish yuppie — is strained to its limits once playwright Jeff Baron stuffs Big Issues into an otherwise ingratiating seriocomedy. But Eli Wallach inhabits the title role of Visiting Mr. Green with the brio that only an 82-year-old stage pro can bring to the proceedings, and every gruff word he utters, every tiny adjustment of his old bones, is a delight. B

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