Dog Act Review: Will Kenton, Cultural Capitol
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Leave a Comment
Will Kenton's review is up at Cultural Capitol! As you may recall, I appreciated the wider angle he brought to his Jacob's House review, and he brings the same insights to the this review, perhaps best exemplified by this great quote:
The play is a riff on two genres: the futuristic dystopia and the Restoration comedy of manners, kind of like Aphra Behn’s The Rover crossed with Waiting for Godot. It is a fruitful crossbreed: both of the genres are deeply ingrained in our cultural psyche, and Ms. Adams deftly manipulates both the generic plot elements of the two forms and the verbal modulation between poetic and absurd.
That tension between the poetic and absurd has run through all of the reviews, with some reviewers feeling more connected to one aspect than the other. I'm happy this review sees them as both essential, and also love his take on Kelly's direction and Lori's performance.