February 22, 2016

A precocious talent for musical composition proves to be as much a curse as a gift for the mostly unseen heroine of “Her Requiem,” a thoughtful, beautifully acted new play by Greg Pierce that opened at the Claire Tow Theater on Monday in an LCT3 production. As the title indicates, the composition in question is a requiem Mass – decidedly an ambitious undertaking for a woman of 17. For about the first half of the play, directed with assurance by Kate Whoriskey, the musical prodigy, Caitlin (Naian González Norvind), remains holed up in her bedroom, where she is composing this opus under the tutelage of Tommy (Robbie Collier Sublett), her former violin teacher who has become her mentor.