I saw this play yesterday in preview and it was really, REALLY good. I was completely blown away by the acting and directing. It was a terrific production. The set was fantastic--it looked like a page out of Architectural Digest--very cool. Also, it was a bit sexy so I don't recommend it for under 13. But don't miss this show. It was great. It lasted about an hour and fifteen minutes which in my opinion is just about right for a Piccolo show. It's in Lance Hall which is on the Congregational (Circular) Church on Meeting St. I parked at the Cumberland St. garage which is on Meeting and Cumberland.
Going to see it soon. Critiques should always start with the good if the critic liked the show and is recommending it, because most people don't read past the first two paragraphs. When one of the first things you read is a criticism of the set from a previous show and then the unevenness of the acting, it's hard to keep reading even though the critic tells you to...just sayin'....
I agree with the assessment of the actors' abilities to nail their characters and create a humorous but increasingly more tense and emotionally charged drama. And more could have been said about their ability to engage us for what seemed like minutes but was a couple of hours, even with the bare minimum of set and lighting. A note to the critic - please - we don't need so many spoilers in a review. You practically tells us the whole story. Use the space to talk about the production values more. Reviews shouldn't be just a summary of what a play is about and a few lines spent on the actors.
Obviously, the Conde Nast readers never leave the area south of Calhoun which makes up about 1% of Charleston.
Well, in this case the reviewer happens to be correct. This is a WONDERFUL production and Mary Fishburne gives a marvelous performance. It's great to see this kind of quality in the local theatre scene. Kudos to The Charleston Acting Studio.
All Comments »
Powered by Foundation
© Copyright 2013,
Charleston City Paper