Saturday, February 25, 2006

Rapture

Stumptown Stages
February 24, 2006; closes March 12, 2006

Like chants, tapping only handful of notes in unvarying rhythm. Obvious, ho-hum/no-hum script scored neither momentum nor metaphor — sharing little music, little depth, in neither wholly modern nor period tone. Within five minutes afterward, psych-student companion expounded more complex Lucrezia — a solo I'da preferred to hear, without competing fight-to-be-abbess counterpoint.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was your psych student companion from Italy? That was a great accent you transferred.

Anonymous said...

Horrible. Stumptown should have just stopped with Urinetown while they were towards the top of the scene.

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Follow Spot said...

I've removed the above comment because I thought it was less than constructive in its current form. Its opinion was, if I may paraphrase, that the production suffered from weak casting. Let's leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I appreciate the twist on the predicatable. This was not expected from the company that debuted with Urinetown. It was heavy, disturbing, and the theme's were moving. It's about seeking freedom within a period of fear-induced oppression. A very current theme. And in my view, the cast was the show's strongest asset. "Rapture" is not the big show that "Urinetown" was, but it struck a chord all the same. I plan on keeping my eye on Stumptown. She's not the usual whore for the masses...

Anonymous said...

This is a play for an audience who invites being challenged intellectually and emotionally. It forces the audience to confront conflicting themes. It was captivating and disturbing at the same time. I recommend it.

Anonymous said...

The casting was superb....I felt every emotion. I wanted more....This is a must see for those that want to not merely watch a play, but to be fully absorbed into it...for those who want more than entertainment. BRAVO Stumptown!!!

Elaine said...

It's not that everyone didn't try, but it was so boring my friend left at intermission. Something different? I second that. But "captivating and disturbing"? Nuh-huh.

jeff said...

This thread is another good example of why anonynous posts don't have any meaning. For all we know, the positive posts were written by the cast...I just find it odd that three posts in less than 24 hours showed up, like it was an "assignment".

jeff woods

jeff said...

...and also, if you are posting something exclusively positive, why be anonymous? Are you afraid people will know you liked a show?

jw