“Meteor Shower”: Few Sparks

David Rooney, the reliable THR critic, takes a look at the Steve Martin play that has just opened on Broadway, starring Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti: ‘No doubt Martin had in mind a cutting commentary on the obstacles faced in keeping a modern marriage together, and the vital importance for a couple of presenting a united front, even against the

enemy within. But Meteor Shower is too busy setting up jokes to create the kind of fleshed out characters and relationships necessary to give the comedy real teeth, or to make us fear for the union under siege. Martin’s structural gimmick involving time, and a Fight Club-style twist hinted at in Corky’s earlier warning, seem more like improv-comedy fodder than grist for a full-length play.’

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