So, this is the original play on which the classic film with Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin & Richard Crenna was based. It’s a cracker-jack play; if you’ve seen the movie, you know the play: the film follows the play slavishly with only a few things changed to be more cinematic. Anyway, its tale of three con-men menacing a blind girl in her apartment is nigh on to archetypal at this point, but it really, really works. The characters are all really wonderfully defined. Everyone loves Roat as a villain, but Mike is also a really great character, well-written with actual depth. The final act is perhaps not terrifically exciting as a read, but it makes for riveting theater. It’s a great play. 4 stars.
tl;dr – it’s no wonder a play this great inspired an equally great movie; riveting, thrilling theater with great, well-written parts and a crackerjack finale. 4 stars.