The Black Glass

padua playwrights and the open fist theatre · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

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Review by anonymous

June 20, 2012 certified reviewer

My overall impression

Reaches for poetics but trips on its own ambition. Deliberate obfuscation of plot and character motivation betray a serious arrogance. The cast moves bravely, slowly, through the density of it all, including more musical and sound effect ‘stings’ than a Mexcian telenovella. Just once I’d like to see Padua Playwrights present a show where character and story matter at least as much as ‘the playwright’s voice.’

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