FINGERNAILS BLUE AS FLOWERS
“The American Place Theatre has opened a new, handsome, no-nonsense theatre with a play that can honestly be called superb in an era when superlatives are as common as soot…Fingernails Blue as Flowers recaptures the surreal classicism, the finesse of technique, the powerful humanity and the plain theatrical vitality of [Ribman’s] brilliant earlier work. It is only a one act play, running little more than 40 minutes, but it is worth far more than its time in appreciation. These days, when it seems that almost any novice can win an award, it is essential that our theatre be reminded of what craftsmanship and art really are.” — Martin Gottfried, Women’s Wear Daily
“Ribman never ceases to fascinate… Fingernails is subtle with a macabre fascination dealing surprise like an O. Henry short story…[The] play is brilliant.” — Marjorie Gunner, Outer Critics Circle
Plot: Eugene Naville, a rapacious tycoon in vacuum tubes, arrives on a Jamaican beach to savor his desserts.
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