The Water's Edge Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

at the waters edge review


With "The Water's Edge" arriving on the dude-stomping heels of Neil LaBute's new play, "Some Girl(s)," this is turning into Kick a Man Month in Off Broadway. But if that's the case, alpha males with easily wounded feelings might want to avoid this second-stage drama by Theresa Rebeck, which opens tonight at the Lucille Lortel Theater.

The author of the best-selling novel Water for Elephants demonstrates a knack for creating spellbinding period pieces with this fish out of water story of a privileged young woman's moral awakening in a Scottish village during World War II. Maddie Hyde discovers that her husband, Ellis, is a monster. A wide-brush story that teaches us about the clash of classes, it also provides a primer on spousal abuse.

Located halfway between Boston and New York, this upper-middle-range hotel is a popular destination for weddings and has a full-service spa and modern gym, as well as a restaurant that serves weekend brunch. Rooms are spread out over a sprawling property along the shoreline, including a Victorian-style main building with plain wooden floors, a library building, and waterfront villas. Some rooms have kitchens and fireplaces; suites are available.

The restaurant is very popular for dinner and the view of the river is beautiful, but the food is not very good. The calamari was cold and the scallops were overcooked. The flounder was ok and the grits were dry. The service was not great. They charged me extra for a second plate and did not tell me that it was going to be extra until the bill came.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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