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Dog Act Review: Aaron Riccio, That Sounds Cool

Sunday, February 13, 2011 Leave a Comment

(Photo: Isaiah Tanenbaum. Pictured: Lori E. Parquet, Chris Wight)

Aaron Riccio's review over at That Sounds Cool is out! Aaron's review are always helpfully specific - he's willing to take the time to lift the hood and prowl around in the engine of the play. He has some interesting thoughts about the structure of the second act - I myself find the song around the fire the final bonding experience that allows for the critical balance shift between Vera, Jo-Jo and Zetta - what do you think?

There's a lot of quotes I like here, but I particularly like this:
Most impressive -- and practically worth its own review, given all the intricacies that went into it -- is Jason Paradine's set -- Zetta's giant cart - which serves as a colorful repository of the meaningless elements of the past (like an iBook) and an unfurling stage for the indefatigable presence of the present. Likewise, Lara de Bruijn's costumes are the best-looking clothes, despite and because of their patchwork nature, that Flux has ever had, for they provide the characters with both apocalyptic context and basic utility in a time that skips in flashes from winter to summer and back.
The second sentence reveals the advantage of having a sustained relationship with a reviewer - Aaron puts the play into the deeper context of our whole body of work.

So, read the whole review here, then get your tix, and then leave your own thoughts on the play here.

We're more than halfway through the run now! Trying not to think about the rapidly approaching final performance...