To the two who wrote these comments, you obviously did not see this play. I saw it twice and I have to say that the actor who portrayed Bette Davis WAS Bette Davis. You keep calling him a drag queen. This is an actor portraying a role. This is NOT a Drag Queen. A Drag Queen could never create the performance that he did. I would get out and see the performance and not comment on a photo that you see in the paper.
That drag queen looks more like Carol Channing's grandmother than Bette Davis EVER looked- even after her stroke. I think that talented drag queens could pull this schtick out of the mire, unfortunately all CLT has to offer is a bunch of tranny pageant queens trying to look real (an artform?). Oh, and Roxy Morecox. However, I don't see Bette as a Baritone.
The drag queen plays are getting old. So is the 18th production of the Vagina Monologues in the last 10 years, plus at least 14 Shakespeare plays every season. You wanna know why theatre is dying? This is why. Get with it, Charlotte.
Although Yoko is the late John Lennon's widow, I don't believe she's all seeing and all knowing about what John would or would not like. This is one of those times.
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Ah, so I guess having two people talking at the same time isn't the same thing!
FYI, the production of this play that I directed in 2001 had no lines cut. It was not a "pocket edition" but the entire play as written by Albee. I would never tamper with a great platwright's work. Candace Sorensen
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DAG is the bees knees!
Thank you. I've been a fan of DAG for years...
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Hey Eddy! Come to a COTU show! I mean, I like Machine Theatre and if you can dig on them like that I'm really excited to see what you would say about my Theatre! In fact, drag out your fiancée for a stage version of Eternal sunshine of the Spotless Mind! It's going on all this and next week! I look forward to any critiques you may have.
One day we will learn that "homegrown" artistic expression is something to celebrate.. always.. whether it personally resonates with us or not. Perhaps you, Eddy, should live someplace void of artistic expression or individual voice.. Or more likely I assume that you would prefer someplace where everyone looks, sounds and feels just like yourself. I celebrate the work of The Machine and so many other individuals, collectives and companies in Charlotte who are fighting tooth and nail to make their voices heard and their work matter. Thank you for your contribution.
I'm a newcomer to Charlotte, and my fiance and I attended a performance of "Mum's The Word". It was abundantly clear the playwright (who I assume is local?) and the actors were performing in front of an audience that was 90% made up their friends and hardcore charlotte theater scenesters.
While the performers were on point, the play, the concept, and the script were absolute trashy dross n' dreck - written by what seems to me to be some youngish prententious butthole who fancies himself a sub-middle class intellectual, who has failed to succeed in the real world. The whole thing was actually quite ridiculous. Huge letdown for our first homegrown performing arts experience in Charlotte. Here's hoping these fappy crutons have enough friends to fill out the rest of the shows.
I'm sorry that some people are confused as to which theater to go to and how to get there. That shouldn't even be a consideration as part of a critic's article. Apart from being in the same building, these two shows have nothing more in common than the musical score. I've seen the Nutcracker Ballet before in a different city, and once you've seen one, that's about all you need. It's all ballet to the same story. I really enjoyed Clara's Trip because it was so different and creative. Where else in this city can you find a show with that many styles of dance and that many aerial apparatus, not to mention with that small of a cast? All of those dancers are trained on the floor and in the air, and to go out and perform a show like that takes some serious guts. Huge job well done and I hope to come see it again next year and look forward to any other shows!
I did think that the party scene was a bit slow in spots, but it was a lot of fun too. I particularly enjoyed the break dancing. Act 2 was amazing! The silks and rings were gorgeous. Many laughs and great acrobatics skills. Everyone I heard talking about it enjoyed it. I think this critic may need to realize that there is more than one type of dance that is entertaining.
You forgot to mention that Clara's Trip got standing ovations after all three public shows. I have never enjoyed a Nutcracker performance so much in my life as I did Clara's Trip. It was perfect for entertaining a family of diverse interests and a wide range of understanding interpretive arts.
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