The Black Glass

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

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ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 20, 2012
This is the kind of self-important theatre that sitcoms satirize. Dedicating this production to the Occupy Movement felt like a parasitical ploy to leech meaning from an unearned association. Brad Culver, whom I've seen in Poor Dog productions, and Elizabeth Greer, Martha Demson, and John Lacy whom I’ve seen excel in various plays at Open Fist are wasted here.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 22, 2012
This was just bad. really bad.... full review
SALLY DECARLO uncertified reviewer June 23, 2012
I didn't like anything about this show. The writing seemed too self involved, and self important, the performances were trite and the actors didn't seem to be living in the same world. The direction well, there wasn't anything good to say about that, it all just feel apart in front of the audience, and not in a good way.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 23, 2012
You won't get bored in this one. Instead you will spend your whole time deciphering the message of today's contemporary society struggling to exisit in a decaying empire.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2012
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.'... full review