Theater: Sin and Smog

LUNCH HOUR by Jean Kerr

It is an odd sensation to be searching for comic relief in a comedy. But certain smoggy patches of Lunch Hour do tend to induce that quest. Possibly the two funniest moments in Act I are Gilda Radner sparring with a spilled pot of coffee and juggling a scalding-hot spoon, and Sam Waterston watching the page proofs of his upcoming book unreel inexorably into a goldfish tank. All of which goes to prove that Director Mike Nichols is still a playwright's best friend.

Jean Kerr's comic touch is slightly anesthetized...

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