Charles Augustus Steen III
November 9, 2005; closes November 12, 2005 (or November 21, 2005, depending which announcement is correct)
Completely dumbstruck, jaw-dropped, hoping I’d been played the fool — that fourth-wall was two-way mirror for sick-but-scientific trial of theatre audiences. Onstage plot, character, emotion were suffocated by fidgety, inept delivery of dense, single-cadence line-for-rhyme opus rapped over numbing, omnipresent techno-track. If original “what-if?” was clever, it was stoned in execution.