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Theater review

On tour, as on Broadway, ‘High’ has Kathleen Turner in its corner

(Mark Veltman for The New York Times)
By Christopher Muther
Globe Staff / December 4, 2011
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The words tossed out by critics to describe “High,’’ a play that opened and closed on Broadway in a span of six days last spring, ranged from “lurid’’ to “flop.’’ Investors in the show lost $1.8 million, and its blink-or-you’ll-miss-it run occurred during an otherwise brisk and lucrative Broadway season. All of which leads to a very important question: Why on earth is “High’’ dusting itself off after such a grand tumble and launching a national tour?

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HIGH At: Cutler Majestic Theatre, Tuesday through Dec. 11. Tickets: $25-$95. 617-824-8000, www.aestages.org