Barking Pig

theatre · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 18+ · United States

includes nudity world premiere
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TONY FRANKEL stage and cinema/bitter lemons certified reviewer June 14, 2011
Tony Frankel, theatre critic for Stage and Cinema here. Had someone other than Michael Shaw Fisher directed his new play The Barking Pig, it may have been easier to ascertain if the script even has potential. Ultimately, Mr. Fisher can not be dismissed as a writer - in fact, his script barks with potential, but the direction lacks nuance and focus. The idea is superb: seven unique characters (who just happen to congregate in a small town bar at the same time) receive a phone call from escaped convict Victor Helms, announcing his plans (via a creepy, piggy poem) that he is on his way to murder one of the patrons. While waiting for the porcine Godot, Fisher's characters take us on an existential journey that is occasionally funny, but enigm... full review