Put the noose away, kids! Mere hours after releasing our first review, I’ve got another one for you! You’re welcome.

The second review of The Consortium Project’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest comes courtesy of Fabrizio O. Almeida from NewCityStage.com and can be read in its entirety here.

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!

~JVB

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