Critics' Voices: Mar. 30, 1992


JAKE'S WOMEN. Neil Simon's most nakedly autobiographical play, opening on Broadway this week, is also his most acidly self-critical. His enduring subject has been the emotional isolation of the artist, and he has never been more acute -- but there is nary a redemptive one-liner in earshot.

THE VIRGIN MOLLY. A soldier of dubious sexual orientation gives birth in this off-Broadway blend of bawdy barracks humor, blasphemy and brilliant surrealism.

ON THE OPEN ROAD. Oscar-winning screenwriter Steve Tesich (Breaking Away) prefers the stage, where he can blend metaphysical ambition and gothic excess. In this tale of strugglers on the loose,...

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