The Theater: From the Coloring Book

Twigs is the modest title of a modest play that is modestly amusing. Playwright George Furth, who wrote Company's fine book, is skit-and short-story-minded—not the stuff from which sturdy drama is made. He outlines his Twigs' characters like figures in a child's coloring book, and he proceeds to crayon them onstage without depth.

Three of the playlets revolve around sisters, and the fourth concerns their mother, with all of the roles being played by Sada Thompson. The action of each is set in a kitchen some time during the day before Thanksgiving. The holiday...

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