When some actors hit it big in Hollywood, they leave behind the theater world where they honed their craft. Such is not the case with
The play, which also stars
"Vanya" opened at the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey in September before transferring off-Broadway.
Weaver has worked frequently at the Flea Theater in downtown New York. The Flea is a small company run by her husband, Jim Simpson. The actress has worked a number of times with Durang, including a 1996 Broadway production of his comedy "Sex and Longing."
What did the critics think about her most recent stage performance?
Ben Brantley of the
The New York Post's Elizabeth Vincentelli wrote that Weaver is less convincing than her co-stars and that the actress "tries way too hard" to be funny. The playwright "ladles one-liners and increasingly kooky situations" but he also "adds flickers of bittersweet emotion."
David Rooney of the
Newday's Linda Winer wrote that the play "does not quite live up to its delirious promise." But it's a "thrill to watch Weaver -- Durang's longtime partner in dark-doodle cartoon crime -- morph, moment by moment, as her hilariously narcissistic beauty collapses into acting its age."