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ensemble theatre · beastly prozorovs · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 11, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: timely · educational · surprising · funny

What I liked

The writing is dense, informative, and witty, without being dry or pedantic. Also decidedly “un-dry” are the performances, which are well calibrated to capture both the authenticity and satire of the material. Tying everything together is direction that keeps the production buoyant and energetic, and never upstages the writing or performers.

What I didn't like

Some of the political shop talk feels oversimplified for the benefit of the audience, and could stand to be a little bit more “inside baseball.”

My overall impression

SON OF A BITCH is tightly scripted, effectively staged, and acted with verve and humor. A fascinating look at the power behind the throne, and the early days of a type of win-at-all-costs politics that led us to where we are today.

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