There are good performances, for the most part. I especially enjoyed the self-delusive enthusiasm of Moller's Jean. Carisa Anik Platt is a sure crowd-pleaser as the anguished Housewife distraught over her flattened cat — her hysteria is hysterical. Elise LeBreton has a couple of small roles, but she really shines in some inventive stage business, sitting mutely while the main action goes on across the stage.

Ionesco chose an excellent animal stand-in for such a transformation of human beings. We are indeed stupid, shortsighted, lumbering creatures who can be harmless enough just wandering around but are potentially quite dangerous. That's our real existential plight.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Theater , Eugene Ionesco, Trinity Rep, MFA,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY BILL RODRIGUEZ
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   TWOTENOYSTER BAR & GRILL  |  July 23, 2014
    One of the appealing features of living in a place called the Ocean State is that there are plenty of water-view restaurants.
  •   BEE'S THAI CUISINE  |  July 16, 2014
    On the radar of Providence foodies, the ding of Bee’s Thai Cuisine has grown increasingly louder and brighter.
  •   THE FINAL COUNTDOWN  |  July 16, 2014
    Strap in for a fast-paced adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery.
  •   A SO-SO SATIRE  |  July 02, 2014
    There’s this poor country whose medium of exchange is goats (actually, promises of parts of a goat — promissory goats).
  •   PROFOUNDLY SILLY  |  June 25, 2014
    It’s been more than a half-century since Eugène Ionesco’s first play, The Bald Soprano , was written in a burst of splenetic post-WWII exasperation over the ludicrous behavior of his species.

 See all articles by: BILL RODRIGUEZ