The Theater: Rent-Controlled Love

6 RMS RIV VU by BOB RANDALL

There are some plays that a reviewer would rather feed than judge. Like stray kittens, they rub up against you in an imploring, hard-to-resist way and make friendly little noises. They are so thin that one yearns to put flesh on the bones of their plots, give them vitamin-rich lines to chew, and nourish their characters and situations.

6 Rms Riv Vu is just such a starveling kitten of a comedy. The title is classified-ad shorthand for an apartment with a river view. The locale is Manhattan....

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