"A second Dickens' work, the masterpiece he considered his best, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, is being adapted into a streamlined 90-minute show for the Abingdon Theater Company.
Playing one night only, December 9, at the June Havoc Theater, the adaptation is by Donald Brenner.
Dickens' famous tale of the orphan Pip, the strange, fixated Miss Havisham, the beautiful, aloof Estella, kindly Joe, the blacksmith, odious Uncle Pumblechook, and the odd twists of fate that happen as a result of one terrifying encounter on the Kent marshes, is captivating.
The ever-present themes of wealth and poverty, cruelty and redemption, are underscored by Broadway leading man James Barbour, Dexter's Sam Underwood as Pip, Alma Cuervo, Jazmin Gorsline, Peter Herrick, Bill Nolte, Larry Pine and Judith Roberts."
FERN SIEGEL - THE HUFFINGTON POST