Theater: Off Broadway

The season has already started off Broadway—but with more of a sputter than a spurt. The Ofay Watcher meanders through a black-white confrontation with moments of humor but no fresh insights. Years of sibling rivalry and family dissonance are spewed up in an evening-long wrangle between a brother and a sister in Hello and Goodbye by South Africa's Athol Fugard. Unlike a good family fight, a bad one sounds dull, mean and petty, though Colleen Dewhurst as the whoring sister gives a performance that is etched in sulfuric acid.

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