Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
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Reviews: Scenes from a Marriage, The Boys from Syracuse, Ghosts, The Light Princess

I had nearly a three week break from theater what with the trip and then being broke: but I've had good luck with Audience Club, friends with spare tickets and bloggers' comps, so we've been able to see a fair few shows in the last ten days. In fact, I'm behind my writing: I have two puppet shows and Bare (the "rock musical" about coming out when you're in a Catholic high school) to write up still.

In order of quality, the National Theater's The Light Princess is definitely at the top. I'm not a Tori Amos fan, but this was just magical. I'm going to try to go again.

Next up was Ghosts at the Almeida. I wasn't going to bother with this play, but with really sharp performances and a snappy 100 minute running time, it was actually darned good - I learned stuff about the characters I'd missed before and caught deeper levels of symbolism in the writing.

Well acted but brutal was Scenes from a Marriage. Lesson: a little communication goes a long way; too much communication can go too far. More sex is good.

Finally, I enjoyed the Union Theater's revival of The Boys from Syracuse, but it was good, not excellent. Some of the songs are fun, though, and if you're a musical theater fan (djm4?) you should probably make the effort.
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