Friday, January 12, 2007

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

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Posted by Frenchglen January 11, 2007; closes February 10, 2007

Slow, dolorous tale of teenage yearning set amidst great depression of FDR era. Despite wonderfully weird moments with two kids under a bridge, overall vaguely incoherent and off key. Visual compositions and physicality dwarf play’s bland language. Several scarcely audible speeches delivered with back-to-audience hard to follow. Strong: Naomi Mos.

4 comments:

Lach Litwer said...

Yeah, that Naomi Mos is a total Rock Star... I haven't seen this show YET but with Naomi starring in it, It's gonna rock the Casbah for sure!

Follow Spot said...

Posted by Followspot January 27, 2007; closes February 10, 2007

Thoughtful call to witness. Copious moments of striking imagery periodically unfolded from cast tooled to its environs. Pace a bit gradual, but up-close veracity from Naomi Mos and JR Wickman grounded poetic license. Concur with colleague: other characters might’ve equally benefited from similar typecasting in order to provide generational counterbalance.

Brooke said...

Loved it. Simple. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

It was ironic that a character was named "Pace"...