Synopses & Reviews
Fish in the Dark
is the astonishing playwriting debut by Larry David, the multiple Emmy-winning star of Curb Your Enthusiasm
and co-creator of Seinfeld
. This sidesplitting play, a testimony to Davids great writing talent, is also his first time on Broadway—in fact, his first time acting on stage since eighth grade. In Fish in the Dark
Larry David stars as Norman Drexel, a man in his fifties who is average in most respects except for his hyperactive libido. As Norman and his family try to navigate the death of a loved one, old acquaintances and unsettled arguments resurface with hilarious consequences.
Fish in the Dark has its world premiere at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on March 5, 2015, starring Larry David.
Forgive us: were having difficulty curbing our enthusiasm about this.”Time
Every word out of [Larry Davids] mouth is funny . . . Instead of sticking to a conventionally constructed plot, this Fish swims from one comic situation to another.”Variety
You dont need to be a fan of Davids hit TV series to appreciate zingers, which come laced with cultural clichés . . . These are just people, often very obnoxious people, lurching through lives and oddball dilemmas.”&mdashNew York Daily News (4 stars)
[Fish in the Dark] is no four-person, politically correct, plotless amusement, like so many comedies today, but a large ensemble piece with eighteen speaking roles, a perfect second-act twist, and a solid last-minute kicker . . . Davids humor is observational, questioning meaning and motives in the abstract.”Vulture
Fish in the Dark may be new but its comic ingredients are classically aged . . . A night of huge, rolling laughs.”Time Out (4 stars)
About the Author
is an award-winning comedian, actor, and writer, as well as the cocreator of Seinfeld
and the creator, producer, writer, and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm
. His other television credits include Saturday Night Live
. Fish in the Dark
is his first play.