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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For

Reviewing the Boston New Rep "rep" of what I like to call "Rachel Corrie-Plus," the Herald points out an unintended flaw of the "balanced" program...

The problem with presenting these plays side-by-side is that “Corrie” is far more compelling. Though it has its moments, “Pieces” [written & performed by Zohar Tirosh] too often has the amateur feel of a college production, with lines like, “The walls are peeling; my soul is peeling.” It doesn’t help that Fischer [Stacy Fischer, who plays Corrie] is a virtuoso, Tirosh just so-so.

Pro-Israel, the end most audiences are probably just pro-good-theatre.

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