Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Metaphysics of Breakfast

SHOW TITLE: The Metaphysics of Breakfast
VENUE: The SOHO Playhouse
GENRE: Dramatic Comedy

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
4Don’t miss this one, it’s FRINGE-tastic!


The Metaphysics of Breakfast follows a young woman's life soon afterthe death of her husband. Parallels are continuously drawn between herlife and metaphors about breakfast and figure skating. The play allowedpeople to view both what was going on in each scene and what was goingthrough the woman's head. One of the best parts of the show was thetwo ensemble members. They played a variety of roles and each just asbelievable as the one before it. The play was full of witty lines andcomedic banter, but fell short of capturing the drama of the piece.The lead actress' voice and facial expressions lent themselvesperfectly to the comedy, but was not believable in the dramaticportions of the play. For this reason the production fell a bit shortof its full potential. However, it was a great show, a good choicefor mother's and daughters.


After the fringe I see this show being picked up by the OOB circuit. Itwill also, more than likely, show up on the college radar in thenear future. The only way I see this show breaking into OB is if a bigname is put into the show to draw more press.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the show was good, for a college production. It lacked some energy on the part of the character of April. She looked and acted like Sara Jessica Parker. I liked it but there was something missing.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree!

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Lawerence P. said...

I think that the show was amazing. To have that much talent and spunk while still in college is amazing. I wish I could grabn a piece of their energy!

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The play was great. The writing, timing, and especially the actors made seeing this show well worth a night out.

6:48 AM  
Blogger cathy said...

I really liked this. The show really hits home on the interaction between mother and daughter. The actors were very funny and I think that the young writer, Eli Clark has a wonderful future a head. Chad Callaghan and Lila Neugebauer were terrific in their multiple characters, each personality was new and fresh.

9:10 AM  
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