Crimson staff writer
Keshava D. Guha
Patrick Marber’s “Closer” is a play of extreme, if shallow, intensity. It features only four characters, each of whom is pitilessly revealed to be selfish, narcissistic, and hypocritical. In a setting as intimate as the Loeb Ex, “Closer”, which ran until April 27 and was directed by Lily R. Glimcher ‘14, had an almost suffocating effect.
Perhaps it may be deemed foolish or naïve to ask that Harvard, particularly in light of the 2008 financial crisis, reject a donation such as Mr. Tata’s. At the same time, serious reflection might reveal to Harvard’s leadership that soliciting donations from rich Indians sends all the wrong messages.
“The Cove,” despite some fine moments, is let down by its plodding narrative, unconvincing characters, and inconsistent writing. It ultimately descends into melodrama and clumsy political allegory.