Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
For its inventiveness, 'Spaghetti Two Step', by Jack Rosenthal, deserves some attention, despite its short length - less than an hour - and typical television production values.
The play presents several groups of diners in an Italian restaurant - a bickering couple, a recent divorcée boring her in-laws, a works outing from the typing pool, and a young, nervous couple on their first date. We also see two waiters behind the scenes and note their problems and hang-ups as well.
Executed well enough to keep you watching, and with some good performances (even if they sometimes border on caricature), the Two Step (referring to a coda showing what's happened to the same people one year on) is still watchable today.
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