Thursday, January 31, 2008

Complete History of America (Abridged)

Bag and Baggage
January 30 - February 23, 2008

Review by Followspot:

Starts out funny, but fizzles fast. Desperate to escape throughout second act. Just doesn't have the legs of "Complete Works of Shakespeare." Funny actors working hard, top props to Maggie Chapin for giving it her best. It wasn't enough. Dress warm, they turn off the heat. Why? Guard your beer.


Anonymous said...

Wish we'd read this before going tonight. Bailed before intermission - I have NEVER done that in a play before, but this was just awful. Worse than the lamest high school production. If it had been free, it would have cost too much.

Anonymous said...

The more significant problem is that is just isn't a well written show, and it wasn't a wise choice for this theatre company to make.

Anonymous said...

We must have seen a different production. Saw this in McMinnville, at the Hotel Oregon, and loved it. Not "great theatre" fine, but good comedy. Worse than lame high school theatre? Where did you go to school, Juilliard?