Sunday, December 07, 2008

After Ashley

Portland Playhouse
November 14 - December 6, 2008

Review by peanutduck (Dec 6 matinee)

Difficult play: thematically - shaking apart society’s stance against stigmatization of abused while simultaneously indulging in abuse’s animal, dirty underside; and structurally – scenes chase own tails, occasionally stagnant (then again, that’s reality). Direction honest, never wallowing in flashy sentiment, though story, character arcs slightly squashed. Dynamic cast. Welcome Portland Playhouse.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

go see this show! It is well done and the new company has a great idea for the atmosphere in theatre. Such great idea are brewing here. Go. Enjoy. Spread the word.

Anonymous said...

wonderfully refreshing,widely appealing!

Tom said...

One of the best shows of the year.

Truly, truly excellent.