At a lean ninety minutes long, the play tackles too many big issues to do them justice.
Company One’s production of this unconventional work is absorbing: this is the kind of exciting theater that we need to see more often.
Alice Birch’s play/polemic about radical feminism resists Company One’s earnest-to-the-max interpretation.
Company One’s actors are top notch and they expertly serve the production’s antiquated style of non-realistic acting.
Company One’s production treats audiences to a seamless, eight-member ensemble who perform with a complicated bevy of multimedia effects that are so smoothly integrated into the action they elicit ooohs and aahs from the crowd.
In “The Flick,” Annie Baker creates youngish characters that my students at Boston University would call “relatable,” exploring how self-delusions, stereotypes, and fear keep them from connecting in a meaningful way.
I am probably the last person anyone would see as a hip hop fan, but I walked out of the theater with a new appreciation for the music and the satisfaction of experiencing an old-fashioned coming-of-age story told in a refreshing new way.
“She Kills Monsters” provides a constant stream of creative, amusing, and outrageous moments.
“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” is hard to categorize. It is both funny and dead serious, not exactly a black comedy but an idiosyncratic composite of many different dramatic antecedents.
Ultimately the evening is NOT about wrestling. It’s about the root, the very nature of art. About the love of craft; about wanting and needing to create.