Politically Challenged

comedy · red flag media productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 11, 2016 certified reviewer
tagged as: political · ensemble theatre

What I liked

This show is nothing if not timely. Writer/director Matthew Robinson fortuitously penned this play prior to the current election cycle/debacle getting under way and its relevance has only grown exponentially in the intervening months. The pace and opening scene in particular was reminiscent of Aaron Sorkin’s political offerings and it explores at its core the question of idealism versus pragmatism in political campaigns. The performances were committed and I trust will only grow over the course of the run—Michelle Murphy was particularly convincing in her role as a hard nosed, pragmatic campaign strategist. I would have loved to see more of her character in this 45 minute dive into what happens behind the curtain of political candidates’ campaign managers. An ambitious play that tackles what more Fringe shows could: topics of pressing relevance.

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