"Feiffer's play reminds us that some viruses never die," writes Pete Hamill in his program notes for A Bad Friend. "They need only genuine fear to allow them to rise again with renewed force. A bullying form of patriotism is too often the norm. Many of us who love this country are filled with anguish about the easy way in which its great virtues are being thrown away. Many of us remember the Fifties. Remember, Feiffer urges us. Remember."
A Bad Friend is certainly a memory play, but more important, Feiffer encourages us to remember the future. It's good advice.
Kevin Reilley and Lauren Feldman
Andy Quiroga (left), Lauren Feldman, Tracey Moore, and Avi Hoffman
Written by Jules Feiffer. Directed by
Joseph Adler. With Avi Hoffman,
Lauren Feldman, Tracey Moore,
Andy Quiroga, Kevin Reilley, and
Nick Velkov. Through June 26.