“John Cariani’s CUL-DE-SAC is charming, witty and macabre. [Cariani has a]…gift for the banality and comedy of despair.” —The New York Times.
“By imposing an expressionist design on ordinary events and heightening the language of everyday discourse, [Cariani] strips away all subterfuge from the lives of three suburban couples [and] does a remarkable job of exposing the inner lives of characters who make a point of living their perfect lives entirely on the surface.” —Variety.
“Cariani’s writing here is excellent. His use of overlapping dialogue gives the play a hint of madcap screwball comedy—a good touch considering the deep veins of sadness he taps within the characters...for every clear-eyed profundity he offers, Cariani serves up an equal amount of laughs...a potent wake-up call.” —NY Theatre.