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Bash: latterday plays, Trafalgar Studios – Review

Credit: Trafalgar Studios

Pros: Haunting and impacting with powerful and nuanced performances Cons: Maybe a little too dark; if you’re looking for a light evening of entertainment, Neil Labute is not your man. Actually three one-act plays presented in succession, Bash: latterday plays are connected by one horrific deed committed by each set of character(s). Every self-contained act presents completely disparate stories and personalities (though all characters are some-what unhinged), all divulging the same grisly plot point. The first monologue introduces a traveling ...

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The Shape of Things, Arcola Theatre – Review

Neil LaButeDirected by Samuel Miller ★★★ Pros: Some very good acting with strong and clearly identified character development. Cons: Not the most exciting play, and the subject matter felt a bit dated. Our Verdict: A safe and solid production with a good narrative arc, but which failed to build up to an satisfying finish. At school, we used to have to go to church every week. One time, after singing a particularly inane hymn, I slumped back down onto the ...

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