johnleiser

August: Osage County @The Music Box

In Uncategorized on June 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm

This show is not the must see that it portends to be. It might be more interesting if my family wasn’t just as disfunctional. The acting was good and the set too. The play just didn’t reach me some how. I want to like things so it’s hard for me to say that I didn’t like it. There were few surprises and the audience laughed at sad things. Maybe that was the issue . The seriousness didn’t come across. Suicide isn’t really funny and the loss that each person feels is raw, the abandonment and blame, and all the rest in a big crazy family should be plenty to explore. Instead they seemed like cartoons not real people, hence the laughing at the wrong times? Violet,Phylicia Rashed, moved in and out of being lucid, drugs and all and in the end she was left alone; kind of the point in dysfunction. This play got many awards and praise so I am in a minority, but much ado about nothing.

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