Monday, August 10, 2009

Pride and Prejudice

Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre **Photo credit: Roger Nelson**
July 31 - August 16, 2009

Review by peanutduck

Purpose of page-to-stage translation if nothing new is explored, illuminated? Director/playwright’s intentions paradoxical. Characters underdeveloped (Mrs. Bennet - demonic marionette); cross-casting sisters Mary and Kitty, nonsensical; elevator distracting. Lovers’ chemistry absent; and, until third act, most actors uncomfortable with text. Exquisite moment: Second dance where movement, dialogue play against musical narration.

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