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There’s a rhythm to Ricky J. Martinez’s writing in his new play Roof!, which is having its world premiere at New Theatre. If there was a tin roof in Roof! (there isn’t), the words would sound like a tap, tap, tap on the tin. It has to do mostly with how Martinez has constructed the piece, his Ode to Miami. It’s “Miami language dealt in a Felliniesque way,” says one of the characters. It’s true.
This 61-year-old Twelve Angry Men gets an effective production in New Theatre’s edition of what it rightfully deems an American classic. A dozen actors give some of the better performances of their careers in Reginald Rose’s well-crafted incisive dissection of human behavior as much as the process of judicial sausage making.