Monday, August 29, 2005

Fucking Ibsen Takes Time

SHOW TITLE: Fucking Ibsen Takes Time
RUNNING TIME: 2h
VENUE: The SOHO Playhouse
GENRE: Comedy
AIR CONDITIONED: yes
INTERMISSION: yes (10 minutes)
RATING (0-4): 3

0 Run, don't walk, away from this disaster
1 Proceed with caution
2 Mild summer fare
3 More than just hype
4 Don't miss this one its FRINGE-tastic!

COMMENTS:

Fucking Ibsen Takes time was hysterical. The concept was very unique
taking the leading characters from three of Ibsen's plays (Hedda
Gabler, A Doll's House, and Ghost) and placing them all under the same
roof. Direct lines from each of the plays were intermingled with
freshly written lines as the characters both acted out their own
stories and intermingled with each others. The actors were so
professional and funny, they all really had a tight gasp on who their
characters was. There was also a "stranger" who was mistaken for three
different characters, one from each play. His real identity is revealed
at the end, to a roar of laughter form the audience. If you like Ibsen
this play is definitely for you. However, even if you don't know who
Ibsen is, you can enjoy this play. The story that is created in itself
is hysterical, you will miss some of the jokes, though, if you do not
at least one of Ibsen's three play used in this piece. I being a fan of
Ibsen, thought that it was a brilliant piece of theatre. Definitely go
see this one.



POST-FRINGE PREDICTIONS:

I see it having Off-Off Broadway potential. Especially for the theatre
loves this one is a keeper.

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