Stage Review

Roulette (2004 - 2004)

Details Opening Date: Feb 18, 2004; Lead Performance: Anna Paquin; Director: Paul Weitz

It's a theatrical truism: If there's a gun on stage, it's going to go off. So when a suburban dad acquires a hobby straight out of The Deer Hunter, things are bound to get ugly. Thanks to the twisted imagination of author Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy), Roulette unfolds like a demented sitcom -- albeit one that goes on a bit too long. In a cast loaded with talent, including X2's Anna Paquin and SNL expat Ana Gasteyer, Larry Bryggman's manic turn as the addled father provides the comic firepower. (TC)

Originally posted Mar 12, 2004 Published in issue #755 Mar 12, 2004 Order article reprints

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