Picks and Pans Review: American Playhouse: Noon Wine
A strange story: A Swede who's either shy or psycho (or both) wanders onto a poor Texas dirt farm and whips the place into shape. Then a stranger arrives and tells the boss that the Swede is really a lunatic who killed a man with a pitchfork. What follows is more death, a trial and a very odd ending. Noon Wine, based on Katherine Anne Porter's tale, is a stark and disturbing show but well-done with fine performances by Fred (The Right Stuff) Ward, Lise Hilboldt and Stellan Skarsgard.