Love Love Love

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13726731_10153926687274983_8857107782420474452_nThe first act is a mindless trifle about Oxford students on a summer break in London. The second act dramatizes clichés of the 1960s. But the third act redeems by showing the consequences of self-indulgence and selfishness, as the couples at the center and their two children move through the decades. The author of “King Charles III,” Mike Bartlett is well-served by director Michael Mayer (known for his Rat Pack version of “Rigoletto” at the Met). Zoe Kazan stands out as the put-upon daughter. One comes away reinforced in the view that the 1960s have a lot to answer for, while also dramatizing the real issue of a generation doing less well than their parents.

Ken Roman

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