Also published on A Younger Theatre.
Danny (Gareth O’Connor) gets in to fights and drinks beer in dingy American bars. He’s quick to anger, but lacks punch in his simmering delivery. The first half of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea continues in much the same vain, devoid of intrigue or drive. John Patrick Shanley’s script clearly has something to say, hidden truths that are on the verge of exploding out. But Courtney Larkin’s production doesn’t set up the premise with enough mystery to keep the audience wondering what is coming next.