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SON OF A BITCH

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

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Review by J. THORPE

June 15, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

Saw “A Beast/A Burden” last year and was blown away, so I was amped to see that the director and lead actor from that show were back again this year. A great pairing that just gets better and better. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

But wow what an ensemble. The color blind casting was some of the most appropriate I’ve seen, and Luke Forbes brought a very original feel to the role of George W. Bush. And even though the two female roles get less stage time than the men, Corsica Wilson and Chloe Dworkin make the most of what they’re given and really anchor those roles with an authenticity I found really grounding.

And then there’s Ben Hethcoat, who was such a discovery in “A Beast/A Burden” but takes it to a whole other level with this show. I wanted to have a drink with Lee Atwater after the show.

What I didn't like

I loved the projections but wanted more. They add such a sense of time and place, but they only come in during the second half.

My overall impression

As far as political shows go, “Son of a Bitch” is as good as it gets.

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