'Women of Padilla' at Two River Theater is a quiet stunner

In just seventy-five minutes, playwright Tony Meneses’s “The Women of Padilla,” a world premiere now playing at Two River Theater in Red Bank, pulls off a deft trick: it manages to transition in mood from mundaneness through terrible sadness to genuinely moving tenderness.

It is an impressive feat for a delicate little play that overcomes its slow start with surprising efficiency. Little in the play’s first half hour indicates that it will develop into the warm elegy that it does. But as Meneses moves his women further into darkness he finds there a rich repository of emotion.

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Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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