Picks and Pans Review: American Playhouse: Waiting for the Moon
PBS (Mon., June 15, 9 p.m. ET)
Having trouble sleeping? Restless on these hot, sticky summer nights? Sick of sheep? Well, we have the cure for you: Watch Waiting for the Moon for just five minutes and you will be comatose. I, because I am paid to stay awake while watching, was merely catatonic. Moon gives us six fictional days in the lives of two real women: author Gertrude Stein and her roomie Alice B. Toklas. But nothing happens. Linda Hunt as Toklas and Linda Bassett as Stein just sit and talk about, well, nothing. They look as if they're in some bad parody of a Pinter play. If you make it to the end you will find, to paraphrase Ms. Stein, that when you get there, there isn't any there there.
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