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

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June 15, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: drama · satire · political · Intelligent · funny

What I liked

The script was sharp and tightly written, an entertaining look at insider politics in the vein of Adam McKay or Aaron Sorkin. With such weighty, conversationally heavy material, it’s possible to get bogged down in detail, but the constant quips, excellent pacing, and engaging performances kept me right in the moment. The actors embodied their roles perfectly, capturing the sleaze, charm, and befuddlement of their real life counterparts, and some interesting directing choices kept the stage picture dynamic, lending the show an almost cinematic quality.

What I didn't like

More Otis Redding singalongs please.

My overall impression

A witty, fast-paced look at the birth of modern American politics, and all the posturing, mud-slinging, and toxicity that it entails.

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