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Jacob's House Response: James Comtois, Jamespeak

Friday, May 14, 2010 Leave a Comment

(Photo: Justin Hoch at jhoch.com. Pictured: Jessica Angleskhan, Zack Calhoon, Jane Lincoln Taylor)

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for, New Hampshire's favorite son James Comtois weighs in on Jacob's House! And how can you top this for an opener?
"Flux Theatre Ensemble's latest production, Jacob's House, is an Americanized retelling of the Old Testament story of Jacob. It's at times fun, confusing, thought-provoking, frustrating, touching, muddled, and cathartic."
He goes on from there, offering well thought out criticism about the layers of complexity in the first act, and praise for the design and performances through out. It's the kind of detailed response any playwright and producer wishes for from a fellow playwright/producer. I hope to reply to some of these strong questions he raises later, but for now, just heed his parting words and get your tix!
"Jacob’s House makes for a night of compelling and fascinating theatre. It deals with a man blessed with fortune and long life, and shows the after-effects and consequences those gifts have on him and his family."
Read the whole thing here, then get your tickets, and after you've seen the show, please share your thoughts here.


  • Steven Patterson said:  

    Gotta say the best reviews our work with Kaliyuga Arts has ever gotten have always used the words "confused" and "frustrating". When audiences don't have total mastery over what they've just seen, when they have to confront what the piece they've just seen has stirred up inside them, THEN we feel we've done our job. I so hope we'll get into the city to see JACOB'S HOUSE.