WHAT: TWO BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCES
THE BOTTOM LINE: All but upstaging Austin Pendleton and Julie Harris, a pair of young actors promise an exciting future.
There is a breathtaking moment of originality, of unforgettable theatrical and human truth, in the gripping new play The Fiery Furnace. Unexpectedly, it does not come from the star, five-time Tony Award winner Julie Harris. In the best tradition of off-Broadway as the place where actors get discovered, it is little-known William Fichtner, as her engaging yet explosive son-in-law, who finds a gesture worthy of Brando.
There are two startling passages in another new off-Broadway...