Dog Act Review: Wendy Caster, Show Showdown
Friday, February 11, 2011 Leave a Comment
Wendy Caster's review is up at Show Showdown, and it is a moving one, especially as I read it next to the image of Patrick Lee. Choosing my favorite quote is hard - I'm particularly touched by the last paragraph - but her description of the play's themes is really special:
Dog Act is a meditation on religion, civilization, responsibility, morals, the implacability of the life force, and how the arts/media bring meaning to people's lives. It's also extremely entertaining, breathtakingly imaginative, and quite funny (especially in the second act).
The thematic ambition of the play is easy to miss in how frequently funny it is, and I especially love her phrase, "the implacability of the life force". That might just be one of the unsaid themes of every Flux play, actually...
So, read the whole review here, then get your tix, and then leave your own thoughts on the play here.