The Designated Mourner by Wallace Shawn

ensemble theatre · into the blue · Ages 14+ · United States of America

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BILL VOORHEES uncertified reviewer June 10, 2016
tagged as: Intelligent · moving · contemplative
An excellent production by a classic playwright. ... full review
PHIL WARD uncertified reviewer June 14, 2016
Recommended viewing.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 14, 2016
A Real play for real theatre goers. ... full review
SERGIO POWELL uncertified reviewer April 26, 2024
"The Designated Mourner" by Wallace Shawn is a thought-provoking and unsettling play that delves into themes of intellectualism, power, and the decline of democracy. Set in an unnamed country on the brink of political turmoil, the play follows three central characters as they navigate the shifting dynamics of a society on the verge of collapse. Shawn's writing style is rich and introspective, filled with monologues and contemplative dialogues that delve deep into the complexities of human nature and societal structures. The characters are well-developed and their internal struggles are vividly portrayed, making them relatable and compelling.... full review
LAURA LORDE uncertified reviewer December 20, 2022
Some familiar themes, like the question of free will, are given new and invigorating life in this hilarious play.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 15, 2016
tagged as: compelling
- Really great play and very pertinent.... full review
ALEX ELLIOTT-FUNK uncertified reviewer June 15, 2016
Exactly the kind of production that dramatic literature of this level deserves.... full review
MARILYN CORUM certified reviewer June 27, 2016
The play is an amazing intellectual exercise and the characters come alive.... full review