Power Lunch

ensemble theatre · easily distracted llc · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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June 22, 2019 original article

What I liked

Good direction by Jared Boghosian and committed performances from Maddison Bullock, Joel Flynn and Michael Filippone who is amusing as the transgender third wheel.

What I didn't like

The pacing. It felt rushed at times, perhaps because the actors were forced to drive home every point the writer was trying to make. The play needs to breathe a little.

My overall impression

A slick production with solid actors in a play by Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Allan Ball, “Power Lunch” pits man against woman in a fictional relationship where a couple struggle for the upper hand. Mix in a transgender waiter and what you get is 45 minutes of sexual politics and thought-provoking points of view even though the banter is at times too clever for its own good.

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