Actually the play is really about the daughter, which may be why it lurches a little here and there because we are guided to follow the priest, who is not given the depth and direction bestowed upon the teenager. But that's not a flaw that stops you from getting tangled up in these people's lives, and wondering what happens to them long after the play is done.
Don't know why this isn't being extended. It should be.
100 Saints You Should Know
By Kate Fodor; directed by Ethan McSweeny; sets by Rachel Hauck; costumes by Mimi O’Donnell; lighting by Jane Cox; sound by Matt Hubbs; production manager, Christopher Boll; production stage manager, Michaella K. McCoy. Presented by Playwrights Horizons, Tim Sanford, artistic director; Leslie Marcus, managing director; William Russo, general manager. At the Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, Clinton; (212) 279-4200. Through Sept. 30. Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes.
WITH: Zoe Kazan (Abby), Janel Moloney (Theresa), Will Rogers (Garrett), Jeremy Shamos (Matthew) and Lois Smith (Colleen).