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‘Lives of Reason’ premiere at Two River Theater more soap opera than drama


The world premiere of “Lives of Reason” at the Two River Theater in Red Bank was not what I was expecting.

Taking place during a faculty cocktail party at a college in the northeast, it “exposes the challenges of intellectual life — and what happens when one woman’s secret passions explode and her authentic self is revealed,” according to the press release.

What we have is a 110-minute  cocktail party from Hell (no intermission) that veers between a soap opera and a satire with audience laughter in places I’m not so sure the authors intended.

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