Streets where you live

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2008

Reddin’s 90-minute ride is consistently amusing and — given the bullying influence of the religious right in American politics, not to mention the preponderance of dirty-trickery, hypocrisy, and corruption — hardly far-fetched. If The Missionary Position lacks subtlety, it does not seem made up out of whole-Republican-coat cloth. And Tracy Brigden’s production, most of it imported from Pittsburgh’s City Theatre, where the piece had its premiere, has a light, playful touch that nonetheless jabs its targets. The performances are terrific, especially by Tami Dixon as pink-suited, red-faced, overdone, and overwrought Julie. Jeffrey Carpenter imbues the taunting, hardball-playing Neil with a James Carville–like charm. And as Roger, Tony Bingham has mastered the deliberate eye contact and frequent, unctuous gestures that unite preacher and pol. Neatly displaying multiple personalities as the maids, Rebecca Harris appears the only person on stage with normal blood pressure and a sane disregard for the American political machine.

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