Review On THE HEAL


Joe Straw

Non-Registered Critics


There are a lot of good things in Aaron Posner’s play. The main ideas were one of “truth” and of course “healing”. The truth takes precedent over all of it and healing is a secondary event in the play and therefore the confusion of the play. The play requires a stronger through line, and for the director a viable stamp critical for us to understand his intention or objective rather than a prévenance for the playgoers. In the end “truth” sums it all up, which is almost impossible to believe. (Sophocles version is a little more believable, if one takes stock in Greek Gods and what they are spiritually capable of doing.)

Producer, Director, Writer, Actor (SAG/AFTRA) all in film and stage. Reviewer for Los Angeles stage productions and some New York. Worked on a number of films (100 +) over a twenty years span.