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The Men of Mah Jongg, by Richard Atkins
The Men of Mah Jongg - A Powerful Play!
Friday, January 15, 2010
5.0
My husband died two years ago and I'm kind of in the same situation as the main character Sid is in, but in reverse. When you lose a spouse, your life changes instantly and forever. What struck me about "The Men of Mah Jongg" is its uncanny way of making a serious situation extremely funny in the face of great adversity. Face it, no one wants to pay good money to see a play that will depress them, and though the subject matter is serious, the play is extremely funny on so many levels. In addition to the play's sense of humor and comic antics of these four men, it does pack a powerful punch in your gut. But, again, the playwright takes you so quickly from pathos to punchline, it's hard to wallow in pity for too long and yet, you now, as an audience member await the laugh line so you can once again relax. The actors, (I don't remember names) are especially first rate and the production value (the set design, lights, sound) was exceptional as well. All of this goes without saying kudos to the director (the name escapes me again) for putting this show together. And, I love the game of Mah Jongg, so I'm a happy camper all the way around. Standing O to "The Men of Mah Jongg!"

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