Put the noose away, kids! Mere hours after releasing our first review, I’ve got another one for you! You’re welcome.
Mr. Almeida was not as critical of the actor/director side of the production as much as the script choice itself:
“The play lacks dramatic tension and is simplistic to the point of naïve in its implicit message that male bonding is the cure-all.”
“Saddled with this problematic and at times anemic material, it’s a wonder the cast make any impression at all.”
However, he was quick to praise the cast:
“As McMurphy, Evan Absher comes onto the stage like a testosterone-fueled tornado and never winds down.”
“In the supporting roles, actor Eric Bays brings some much-needed pathos to the production with a gentle and thoughtful interpretation of the sexually confused Harding, and Adam Cobb as stuttering mamma’s boy Billy Bibbit reminds me—thanks to his bespectacled and roly-poly comic vulnerability—of a young Alan Wilder.”
We don’t do theatre for the sake of the reviewers, I know, but I’m having fun hearing what people have to say! It’s always interesting to have had an effect on somebody through performance, even if sometimes it’s not a good effect.
Props to my fellow psychopaths for the favorable comments! I love you guys!