The Seagull @ the Walter Kerr

Maybe you have to love Kristin Scott Thomas already, but I loved her. She has a face for the stage, and the presence, and is just the right kind of cerebral and catty and chilly and, you know, a little bit crazy. And Zoe Kazan broke my heart most of all, I think, just for the trying, and surviving, although after a while I wondered how a person could cry that much onstage and still keep their eyes open. It got a little distracting. Carey Mulligan was sweetly, charmingly bratty, and I wanted to follow Mackenzie Crook right out the door after I finished slapping him in the face. Emotional whiplash! I was dazzled.