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Closer, by Patrick Marber
get a little closer, dont be...ok
Wednesday, October 17, 2001
4.0
first off... great show.
as a complete contradiction to a previous review... i felt the pacing of the show was solid, the rhythms between characters within scenes as well as the pacing of the show and transitions (my favorite parts sometimes) had a flow that kept the production moving through an obviously long script. any problems i had were inherent in the script... scene after scene hits the audence with the viciousness and truthful brutality of the four chararcters and their sexual trapezoid in the pursuit of finding the closer match... the lesser of an inevitable evil in every relationship. the first act ends with a punch in the gut that left me dreading to try to hang on to the pain through a way too pregnant 15 minute intermission. it was too powerful to be left alone for that long of a time. the second act is dramactically less impressive and seems to pound relentlessly with more of the same bouncings from heart to heart and genital to genital... but leaves room for much exploration into character--- which let me say--- the quartet of actors were quite well chosen for this project and all should be celebrated for their efforts into finding multiple levels of character and making what i felt were many bold choices, sometimes more reserved than i would have liked to have seen... there were moments in this script where the characters can not only step over the edge but rather obscure it completely... however, they are actors who are ready to work and their dedication to the process was apparent... creating moments painful enough to pull nervous laughter... touching and tender moments welling tears in the eyes... and a few moments when things were just so damned intense, i don't think anyone truly knew how to respond... that is where theatre lives. when you can't and wouldn't possibly move in your chair... that's when it is really happening for me... and this show got me a lot closer than most ive seen in Atlanta. congrats Rogue Planet and Art Farm... good show.

Night of the Living Cubestackers, by Various
It's Alive... Alive!!!
Friday, May 18, 2001
4.0
NIGHT OF THE LIVING CUBESTACKERS IS A FRESH MIX OF GENRES, SPRINKLED WITH SOME ABSURDITIES,CHUNKS OF REALITIES, AND TOPPED WITH A FEW GREAT PERFORMANCES. FOR THE SEASONED PALATE, THE NIGHT OF ONE-ACTS HAS THE FLAVOR OF SOME VERY ENGAGED YOUNG ACTORS IN A FAST PACED MOVING SHOW THAT TEMPTS THE TASTE BUDS FROM FROLIC TO FRENZY THEN SETTLES BACK INTO MELLOW SMOOTHNESS... ONLY TO BURST FORTH ANOTHER SPURT OF HILARIOUS JUICINESS AGAIN. FOR THE CASUAL DINER, THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING CUBESTACKERS IS A FINE INTRODUCTION...A SHOW FILLED WITH A SAMPLER OF SURREAL DRAMA AND A HINT OF DEEPER EMOTIONAL UNDERTONES. THE ENTIRE SHOW IS PACED WELL... THE SCENES AND MUSICAL INTERLUDES ARE SPACED PROPERLY AND HAVE A WONDERFULLY PLEASANT EBB AND FLOW.
IT'S JUST DAMN FUN!
I THINK "JACK IN THE BLACK BOX THEATRE" WILL BE A COMPANY TO WATCH IN THE NEAR FUTURE. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL CONTINUE TO PRESENT THIS MIX OF THEATRICAL FLAVORS... IT'S RAW AND ALIVE... AND IT TASTES GREAT.
DON'T MISS THE SHOW... THIS IS THE LAST WEEKEND( MAY 17,18,19)

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