Wigfield

comedy · ruckus rockwell & the unknown artists · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by JIM BLANCHETTE

June 24, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

If I list everything I like, I’ll spoil it for an audience. I wish I’d written it.

What I didn't like

Nothing.

My overall impression

I can’t say enough great things about this show. The cast is fantastic and 100% buying into the style of the piece, lovingly crafted by director Arlo Sanders. It would take me paragraphs to describe the incredible character work by the entire cast. Just go see it. You’ll see how good they are for yourself.

However, I will take space to heap praises on playwright Pamela Eberhardt. It took her 16 years to chase down the rights to adapt the book, and she obviously honed her craft to razor sharpness in the meantime. Every character shines with unique and lovely peculiarity. Wigfield feels like an amalgam of an absurdist fairy tale and a cautionary morality play. Oddity plays like normalcy. I’m excited to see what she comes up with next because her writing is hilarious and sublime.

Go see it already. And don’t be a wuss. Sit in the splash zone.

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