“So little to say, so little to do, and the fear so great,” says the character Winnie. Yet she finds a way to go on looking ever forward to other Happy Days.
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Grounded is an issue-raising script and performance that doesn’t shrivel away from tough matters.
The play is light-hearted; you’ll likely find yourself laughing at almost every line, especially in a production as on target as this one.
Faction of Fools turns a problematic script into a stylistic and darkly funny triumph. Far be it from a critic to skewer the company’s efforts.
Adapted and staged by Matthew R. Wilson, the Faction of Fools has respected the play’s grisly bones but added a veneer of comic touches to coat the bones and make them a bit more palatable.
The 80-minute play features just two actors and one set; the parquet wood-floored study of Freud, adorned with a carefully arranged bookshelf, floor to ceiling drapes, and an examination couch — which becomes an object of jest throughout.
Cock is an accomplished trek into a well-groomed performance and culturally loaded play that is worth an audience’s attention.
The ensemble cast delivers not only one well-conceived laugh line after another but also highly satisfying character development along the way.
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale is given a terrifyingly beautiful performance by the Constellation Theatre Company.