Saw this last night with Naglee Park neighborhood friends. Definitely the best play of the season. At first you wonder whether the banal dialogue is going to keep you interested, and then gradually, smoothly, you realize that the dialogue is actually like the set, and the real play is the amazing artifice of watching four generations unfold with just a handful of actors playing all the parts. Quite stunning.
In a quintessential American restaurant, two people meet, fall in love and begin the messy process of creating a life. From birth to that inevitable last course – and every corn dog, calamari and Cadillac Margarita in between – a potluck of characters’ lives fly by like short order fare as five generations experience joy, heartache, love and loss…. LeFranc is the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner.